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RADIO SHACK CONSTRUCTION

Construction of my radio shack 2008 to 2010.


After moving to Western Australia in late 2007 I studied the best of possible locations to establish a new and hopefully improved radio shack. As we had plans to extensively renovate the house I chose to develop the good sized store room at the rear of the garage into a radio shack and workshop. The building needed an extensive renovation as it was not water proof and had been clad in badly deteriorated asbestos, however the structure frame was extremely sturdy and square.

One of the thing I like about amateur radio is that you can get your hands dirty doing really satisfying things other than radio and here was a great opportunity to do some building design, carpentry, concreting, painting etc.

 

With the asbestos cladding removed the structure was cleaned up and colour-bond corrugated steel sheets attached for the outer roof and walls.  14/04/2008.

With the asbestos cladding removed the structure was cleaned up and colour-bond corrugated steel sheets attached for the outer roof and walls.  14/04/2008.

 

With steel sheets attached the room was striped back for internal framing. 20/09/2008.

With steel sheets attached the room was striped back for internal framing. 20/09/2008.

 

The internal framing formed a frame within a frame. 11/01/2009.

The internal framing formed a frame within a frame. 11/01/2009.

Insulation bats installed in the inner frame which leaves an air gap to create even greater insulation. The temperature range here in Northam is -0.5 to mid 40deg C therefore good insulation is critically important. 23/02/2009

Insulation bats installed in the inner frame which leaves an air gap to create even greater insulation. The temperature range here in Northam is -0.5 to mid 40deg C therefore good insulation is critically important. 23/02/2009

 

Drywall (Gyprock plaster board) created a great finish and additional insulation.  25/06/2009

Drywall (Gyprock plaster board) created a great finish and additional insulation.  25/06/2009

 

Concrete floor sealed with paving paint, wall and ceiling painted, electricity outlets and lighting installed and the work bench and equipment shelving completed.  08/03/2010

Concrete floor sealed with paving paint, wall and ceiling painted, electricity outlets and lighting installed and the work bench and equipment shelving completed.  08/03/2010

 

Equipment installation ongoing. 18/09/2010

Equipment installation ongoing. 18/09/2010

Also see: Equipment

 

 

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