Monday, December 14, 2009

Aluminium Fencing Starts

We've finally started the final leg on our "fencing" journey. I think the designing, quoting & building of this fence has been almost more painstaking than building the house! ::hyst::

Last weekend DH attempted to install the aluminium panels. We thought we could get atleast half of the 8 panels done. Boy, were we wrong!! :roll: Of course, never having done this before, it didn't go as smoothly as we had planned.
Firstly, we were given screws for timber !! The company knew we were drilling into brick!! :roll:
Then DH cracked a brick using a drill bit that was too big. OMG ::hyst:: Out came the heavy duty drill, cold chisel & hammer. 2 hours later the cracked brick had been removed & replaced with a new one
DH then discovered that the drill bits were getting blunt verrrrry quickly. He was going through 1 for each hole - 8 holes for each panel. Needless to say, DH was getting extremely frustrated ( that's putting it mildly :lol: )

By the end of the weekend DH had worked out the issues & had installed 2 panels. YAY!!! 2 down & 6 to go, plus gates. Piece of cake :wink: :lol:

Can you see the replaced brick? DH did a good job, poor dear :lol:

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