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Post by TimH » Sun May 02, 2021 2:03 pm

Thought I'd share a quick couple of photos of the dog house I recently finished for my troublesome puppies.
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The floor is made from reclaimed Jarrah for the frame and pallet timber for the decking, the wall studs, roof beams, ceiling joists and truss chords are also reclaimed jarrah
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I've insulated the plywood walls with 25mm foilboard with a 10mm foam thermal break each side to form a reflective air gap both sides.
The ceiling is insulated with R2.0 fibreglass batts to hopefully reduce noise through the metal roof.
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Then I've added a silversark builders wrap as a weather resistive barrier with low emmittanceto the walls and roof to keep moisture out and reduce radiant heat transmission downwards.
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I've clad the walls and roof with left over steel sheets from a small garden/chook shed we demolished last year, I've spaced the sheeting off the WRB with thermal break foam to allow a cavity for any water ingress to escape through.
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The roof battens are cut down from pine shorts with a thermal break foam over, and then the roof was probably the easiest bit to add the sheeting to.
Though there were a few holes in the ridge cap that needed to be creatively plugged up :-)
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I used the left over ridge cap material for the window flashings as the aluminium flashing looked horrible, bending the seam was trickier than I remembered without a press or magnabend.
The windows are layered to achieve a kind of "double glazing" which should reduce radiant heat gain during summer - the windows were reclaimed from a renovation in Nedlands years ago and this is the first project I've been able to use them on - I still have 6 or so :-/
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Moving the new house on the Anzac Day public holiday was a mission as it's far to heavy to lift with just two people.
we rigged up a dolly with some wall studs to pick up the weight and used boards to move it smoothly over the grass.
...I hadn't measured the gate so it just scraped through with a couple of mm to spare :-)
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We're all pretty happy with how it turned out :-)

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Re: DogeMahal

Post by parkview » Sun May 02, 2021 2:42 pm

Now, that's a Dog Kennel! I love the last photo with the residents on the porch ;-)

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