One of the more pressing jobs I had planned this summer was to finish off the deck as it’s been a bit of a safety hazard.
I’m pleased to have finally got it finished, but it’s a shame it took so long because as you can see, the part I did first (last summer) has already discoloured compared to the bit I just finished. This is also one of the drawbacks of being surrounded by trees.
Another important job that needed doing was to brace all the sub-floor foundation posts...
The fact that it wasn’t braced properly was bugging me all winter especially when I was lying in bed and my wife got up and was walking around on the deck or inside the sleepout. It's really amazing what a difference the bracing makes. Now when she walks around, I’m barely aware of it.
Next, I need to get some underfloor insulation organised before winter. It gets pretty cold in the sleepout at night from June-Sept even though it’s well insulated in the walls and ceiling.
Read part 8 in this series here.