Please let me know if you ever need a hand getting the most from the community. I'm always happy to assist. We are looking forward to seeing more of your garden and reading about your projects and plans.
Dear Jason and all fellow members on the Community, good evening.
My name is Rob and I am 44, a married father of three beautiful children.
My working life has been solely involved in some form of the construction industry both domestic and commercial.
Currently my focus is working hard starting a new business in the Handyman Industry, so watch this spot as we have some exciting things coming to help those who have a passion for DIY.
I look forward to learning so much from the Community and hopefully sharing some knowledge along the way.
So everyone enjoy the wonderful world of making.
Rob Colbert ?
Hi Rob (@gippslandhome)
What an exciting time for you starting your new business! We are looking forward to hearing all about it.
It sounds like you have fantastic skills, knowledge and experience to share with the Workshop community, so we are certainly very pleased to have you as one of our latest members. I trust you will also get plenty of inspiration and advice from other members in return. Please feel free to post anytime you need a hand or have something to share.
Thanks for joining in the discussion.
Hi my name is Franca and I like to learn how to do things outside . So I appreciate any ideas when needed . .I give it a go . Maybe at the end of a project it doesn't look great but it works . Thanks
Welcome Franca to the Community.
Like you I am a newbie 😁 and am also looking forward to learning and sharing years of experience.
Enjoy and remember keep making. Making is fun.
Warm regards Rob 👍
Hi Franca (@0448005247)
You'll find loads of great ideas on Workshop! Our community members are very clever, creative and resourceful. Have a browse and I'm sure you'll find plenty of inspiration for new projects, as well as helpful information and advice.
Please feel free to post anytime you need assistance or have a new project to share.
Welcome to the community, we're pleased you could join us.
A warm welcome to the community.
I had a friend in school with the name Franca it's only the second time I have hear the name in my life!! I would love to see pictures of some of your projects?
Hope you are able to get all the information you might need for future projects from others here in the community.
Your new business venture sounds like something that allot of people could benefit from, as I know it can be hard for some home owners to find a handyman that can tackle all sorts of projects.
I live in the country and although hubby and I pretty much do everything "in house" usually with success, sometimes outside expertise for others not able to tackle a project themselves is just what the doctor ordered so to speak. Not everyone is hands on or able and outside help is the only way to complete a project and it's good to have someone with the skills and knowledge to achieve that so I wish you all the best!!
Thanks for the kind words.
I have a page called "From Scratch" on Workshop where I have documented the building of our home. We did it all ourselves except for a few things not permitted by law. We did everything from the foundations to the frame to brickwork to plastering & tiling. No builder on site except for hubby who is a mechanic by trade but learned his building skills from his father who was a butcher by trade and built some spec homes back in the day when you could make a profit doing such things.
It has taken us almost 12 years to complete as we only used savings. We are farmers so if the season was ordinary the house sat for the next season with the hope it would be a better one!!
I had no building skills at all, I mean I could use a hammer etc...and I drive a tractor with hubby during the harvest so I'm cluey and very willing to learn and building this home has been the highlight of my life having drawn up the plans myself so I could have anything I wanted and in fact we allowed ourselves an indoor pool!!
I learned how to use the drop saw, nail gun, drill, grinder and I mixed allot of mortar and laid over 6000 foundation bricks when hubby was busy sowing our paddocks for the next season.I also learned what timbers were used for studs, noggins and door frames etc... quite honestly I had a ball and wish I was young enough to build another home but at 62 now, this home will be the one and only!!
We have finally succeeded and we are darn proud of our achievements, now I must be off, I milk dairy cows for a neighbour on the weekends!!
All the best once again with your new found venture.