Thursday, 1 April 2010

Props!

The chaps and I decided to have a day working on some detail work such as making up architrave test pieces. As a result we brought in some young lads who do occasional work around the property and gave them some more basic work to do as we pretended to be more than just glorified navvies. The main task for the young lads was a knock through from one side of a stone wall into another room. Setting the job up meant instructing in the usage of one of the unsung heroes of construction...the acro prop (screw jack?). This simple bit of kit when used,enables even the daftest of builder to work without the building coming down upon ones head...well most of the time anyway. The correct placement of the props does make any removal of walls,joists and lintels a breeze...so simple,so effective.

4 comments:

Putz said...

i wish my young lad{daniel} could work for you. he would learn so much, but he is building an actural house inside according to vastly more accurate specifications, here in utar in a snow storm>>>>the adv for the housing which are modulers that goe up 25 feet high is that they are so spcified that they are guaranteed to be perfect for fitting like a glove in any location, and since all work possible insteide is done they will have very few disappointments

Thud said...

Putz...I wish I could work for Daniel...I love building in Utah snow and all.

monkey said...

Knocking down walls?? and was just starting to look tidy, dont be doing all fun stuff ill be there all week next week.

Scrobs... said...

Buildings - and builders usually give two sighs of relief when the acros are taken away.

One from the builder, because everything stays up, and two from the building which settles down ever so comfortably...