Cavendish Building Supplies Ltd. is about 100' from the Road.
The LumberYard is behind the Castle Store.
Find the the Square Footage to be Covered
Divide by 100 to find the # of Squares on the Roof
It takes 3 Bundles to cover a Square if you use 3Tab Shingles
Add 10% to account for Waste
Use the Square Footage of the Roof
A Roll of #15 Tar Paper covers 4 Squares
Drip Edge. Measure the Rakes and Eaves of the Roof
Nails: At 3 Nails/Shingle, get 240 Nails per Square
Pick your Color
Make the Paint
Add the Length of Walls and Multiply by the Wall Height
Subtract 20 SF per Door & 15 SF per Window
Expect 1 US Gallon of Paint to cover about 350 SF
[New DryWall needs more]
Trim Paint: Multiply Length of Trim by Half, to get SF to Paint.
For Small Concrete Projects, Norm has Sacks of Cement Mix
Concrete Calculator (to make a Cement Mix)
The Mix is a ratio of 1:3:4, Cement to Sand to Coarse
A Common Approach is Bags of Cement/Cubic Yard of Mix Ratio
6 Bag Mix:
6 Bags of Cement, 15 CF of Sand and 20 CF of Coarse
7 Bag Mix: 15 CF of Sand and 21 CF of Coarse
Estimate Rough Lumber: Sketch the Building
Exterior Wall: Needs Plates 3 Times the Total Wall Length
Divide Walls Total Length (inches) by 16 for the Number of Studs
Per Corner: Add 4 Studs
Headers: 2 Pieces 2 x 4 per Header; 2 Pieces 2 x 12 per Header
# Trusses: Length (inches) of Long Sides of Building.
Divide by 16. Add 2.
# PlyWood Sheets: Find the Area of the Walls.
Divide by 32 to get Number of Sheets
HouseWrap Stops Air Leaks and is a Water Barrier
It Breathes to allow Vapor to get to the OutSide
HouseWrap Saves Energy by Stopping Air Movement through Insulation
(Air Moving through Insulation Lowers its R-Value)
Builders who used Felt knew what they were doing.
We now have a Product that can do Better than Felt Paper!
Norm has Pavers to enhance the Feel of your Garden.
Landscape Construction Items:
Natural Stone, interLocking, Retaining Walls and Stairs,
Fencing, Water Features, Irrigation, Drainage and Drain Systems,
Landscape Lighting, Small Landscape Structures, Planting and Lawns.
Eco-Friendly Construction Saves Money.