Tag Archives: building

  1. Gotcha – Stopped that leak!

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    Sunday 31 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Ok, hands up who’s ever owned a house and had a leaky ceiling at some point or other? Most of …
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  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight(less) (I)

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    Friday 08 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for Weekly Photo Challenge uses an image I’ve posted before, but what a great example …
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  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful (II)

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    Saturday 24 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows how to carefully lift TWO TONNES of 8mm building steel …
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  4. Between floors…

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    Saturday 26 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In between the floors of the farmhouse are these huge air bricks. Encased within steel cages and covered in concrete, …
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  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid (III)

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    Sunday 20 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the steel grid we made in-between floors when constructing the farmhouse. …
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  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected (III)

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    Sunday 06 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from the day we connected our half built farmhouse to the …
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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was A Good Day (II)

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    Saturday 22 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge takes us back quite a few years to the day …
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  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate (III)

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    Sunday 03 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the intricate steel latticework that once encased in concrete, becomes …
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  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall (III)

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    Sunday 15 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the final wall to be built when we constructed our house, …
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  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall (I)

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    Friday 13 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the mega retaining wall we constructed on the farm to separate …
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  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: New (IV)

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    Monday 05 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was the actual day we started …
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  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge (III)

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    Sunday 30 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge tries to show the convergence of straight lines within an arc formation Hope …
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  13. Make ’em work… (part two)

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    Tuesday 09 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    When young Cousin Spike Jnr was, err, much younger, he was often found outside helping the old man with chores …
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  14. Love Thy Neighbours…

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    Sunday 07 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Step one Buy plot of land on what was outskirts of city Step two Build apartments, move in and enjoy …
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  15. Make ’em work… (part one)

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    Sunday 31 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Apart from the help young Cousin Spike Jnr was on the farming side of life, we also made sure he …
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  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray (I)

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    Friday 22 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a bit of a cliché, but here are some ‘frayed’ shorts…  As I …
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  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag (III)

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    Monday 04 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the zigzag support structure I made for the roof of our …
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  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers (IV)

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    Monday 21 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the foundation level of an earthquake resistant …
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  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers (I)

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    Friday 18 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the single most used and useful container on our farm, our …
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  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Room (I)

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    Friday 06 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is of a room, well sort of… it’s actually of the septic …
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  21. The Big Eucalyptus

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    Saturday 19 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The old olive tree was not the only tree to be made a ‘feature’ of; we also had a large …
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  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (IV)

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    Monday 17 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from our construction days. Taken from …
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  23. Slap It On

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    Saturday 15 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Decent workmanship is hard to come by, we all know that; whether by first hand experience at cash wasted on …
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  24. The Old Olive Tree

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    Monday 10 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    When we first acquired the land it was like a jungle. Not much had been done for years and the …
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  25. Roofing Spike

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    Thursday 13 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from Spike The Welder, we now have Roofing Spike, lol.. 🙂 Once the roofing support had been constructed, …
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  26. Spike The Welder

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    Thursday 06 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Over the years I’ve had a go at many building type jobs around the house and here on the farm – …
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  27. Man Cave

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    Thursday 09 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Every guy needs a Man Cave! I put this out there as a statement, not a question, in order to …
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  28. Weekly Photo Challenge : From Lines to Patterns

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    Sunday 22 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    For my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge : From Lines to Patterns, I have selected a number of shots from …
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  29. Rocks… 150 tonnes of them!

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    Monday 24 June, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    We all seek utopia in some form or another, all searching for that little slice of heaven on earth. In …
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