A New Start #30: Patio Porch 15-21 August 2011

Blog entry by Tikka posted 08-21-2011 11:30 AM 3847 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 29: Stairwell - continues Part 30 of A New Start series Part 31: Patio Porch 22-August to 6 September 2011 »

The last 3 weeks my son, Nathan has been visiting and helping out. One of the most highest priority projects outstanding was to complete the cedar cladding on the bathroom extension, unfortunately this could not be done until the porch was built, the porch could not be built until the concrete bas was laid and the old garage was removed.



With the base and Garage demolition covered in previous blogs, we can move onto the porch.

Most of the timber is made from pine and the cladding is from Cedar. The main support posts are 150×150 mm (6×6”), the Rafters 100×50 mm (4×2”) nearly all the wood was pretreated, to ensure a good water resistance, the white parts still have to be done.

The porch is 8.250 m long (27’), 2.5 m wide (8’ 3”), and 2.7 m high (8’ 10”), the primary purpose of this porch will be to house the outside kitchen (for BBQ and somer cooking), plus a fast retreat when we get those summer storms. The roof is tiles using reclaimed (on-site) clay tiles to be in harmony with the other roof sections of the buildings.


Note using real mortice & tenon joinery for added strength.


The roof is going on

Photobucket The end of the roof still has to be built, but this was not as high a priority as the cladding.

Photobucket Note how much the Cedar has changed on the gable end since May – this is going to desired final color.

We were considering to point the existing bricks, we then thought about applying a render to cover this area, but I then just place some off-cuts of Cedar here, which works quite well. There are too many different materials and different styles of bricks used on the property. I am not trying to hide the fact the evolution and rebuilding has taken place over the lifetime of the property, but rather trying to keep some harmony and tranquility in the appearance.

The old copper guttering has been reused


Unfortunately it is 180mm (7”) to short

I am going to have to make a short piece of guttering from sheet copper I have here and fit it to complete the drainage system.

I still have a bit of trim work to do to finish off the project, but the main thing is IT IS DRY ready for the winter – When we fit the large window in the bedroom (adjacent to the porch in the gable end), then the house will be 100% wind and watertight – I am delaying this at the moment as it is still used for ejecting garbage and debris for the upper floor.

View Tikka's profile


47 posts in 5660 days

Entry tags/keywords

View Blog Archive
Subscribe to blog entries (RSS)

By subscribing to the RSS feed you will be notified when new entries are posted on this blog.

2 comments so far

View Karson's profile


97 posts in 5640 days

posted 08-21-2011 05:08 PM

Tony: A great looking addition. You and your nephew did a fantastic job.

-- Retired in Delaware

View Iwan's profile


4 posts in 2713 days

posted 05-05-2016 04:17 AM

Ketika mimpimu yang begitu indah tak pernah terwujud, HAKAN https://hargacalciumsoftgelcapsuledankhasiatnya.wordpress.com/

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: All views and comments posted by members are not necessarily those of HomeRefurbers.com or of those working on the site.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

LumberJocks.com :: woodworking showcase