First Things First

Trailer, check. Tools, check. Materials, check. Sunshine, check.

We were officially out of excuses. After months of talk, it was time for action!

 

Tool time!

Tool time!

 

Our first task was leveling the trailer, which we completed with gusto. Feeling pretty chuffed with ourselves, we began on the subfloor flashing: 0.5 mm stainless steel sheets separated from the galvanized trailer chassis by strips of plastic.

 

Plastic strips to separate the metals

Plastic strips to separate the metals

Stainless flashing (bonus handstand!)

Stainless flashing (bonus handstand!)

 

On top of that went the sub-floor framing, made from 45/90 mm timber and screwed together with the impact driver (new favorite tool!). We bolted the structure to the trailer using the handy threaded rods that the manufacturer welded to the top.

 

Positioning the sub-floor framing

Positioning the sub-floor framing

Learning the way of the builder

Learning the way of the builder

Framing in place

Framing in place

 

Polystyrene insulation slotted in the gaps, and 17 mm ply covered it all up, giving us a sturdy, and certified creak-free base of operations. 

 

Insulation in place

Insulation in place

17 mm ply sheet going in

17 mm ply sheet going in

You guys we have a floor!

You guys we have a floor!