The House of Steel

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Intro

The design issues and how we came to be owner builders.

Technical

Some drawings and why we built our house out of steel.

Pictures

Photographs of The House of Steel from the initial excavation to completion.

Final Update

Celebration!

Almost Finished

January 2002 -- Moving in -- after the toilets are installed!

More Joinery

December 2001 -- [not quite] Final stages

Joinery

November 2001 -- More fitting out

Lights and Action

October 2001. Fitting out.

Slip, Slap, Slop!

September 2001. Painting and floors.

Endless Dust

August 2001. Finishing the plaster.

Insulation and plaster

July 2001. Putting the plasterboard on the walls.

Inside work

June 2001. Flooring, plumbing, electrical and insulation

Starting to look finished

May 2001. Windows and walls.

Delivery issues Resolved

April 2001. Roofing.

Delivery Issues

March 2001. Roof purlins and gutter.

Design Errors

February 2001. Framing.

Progress

January 2001. Welding the supports.

Foundations

December 2000. The concrete is poured and some progress with steel.

Earthmoving

November 2000. Things start to move again.

Slow!

October 2000

Early Days

September 2000

Resources

Suppliers and manufacturers of products we used, plus some useful information sources.

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