Observatory The pictures run parallel on the progress of the work. Lots of viewing pleasure ! Round concrete floor, this is the “beginning” of my project ! First load of wood, many will still follow. Stijn brings the wood to the construction site. Brecht and I place the bottom edges. Securing the corners, our dog Ziva is very quiet. All stringers are fastened to the concrete slab, floating above the flat ground. All the pieces give the necessary reinforcement, everything is now connected to each other. Grandson Léan at the placement of the back wall. For wall with the door opening is in place. Right side panel fits nicely between. All vertical structures are now strengthened and connected to a horizontal framework.Also the rain protection is provided. “Twinson” facade cladding system is composed of “composite” and is maintenance-free. Side and rear with the “liquorice-black” covering. Open front with Interior, the anchorage points and power supply for the column is already present. Door frame leveled, the rain protection is not far away. Last adjustment of the front side cladding. “Open” door with a normal step height. “Closed” door with reinforcements. View of the still unfinished inside, electricity already conneted. Very heavy telescopic slides screwed to the front and rear. Many “ball’s” follow each other closely. Very close view of the sturdy shock absorber. “Thinking” as preparation of the roof assembly. Placement of the first side, which is fastened to the telescopic slide. Roof is constructed with a minimum of wood to keep the weight into the allowed capacity. Had a lot of rain last night. 🙁 Attaching the roof plates with screws that are equipped with a seal. View on the metal galvanized roof plates with a limited height. Wood based panels along the sides in order to ensure a seal. Roof plates with a lot of screws secured. Cutting to the size of the future covering. Precise work with custom tools. Painting the wooden abutting surfaces in a matching color. Further assembly of the roof sheeting. Fits neatly together. Looks OK, now some work on the door. Exteriors are now completely waterproof. Outside fully finished and floating above the ground. Still partly opened sidewall, with supporting “for the time being” wooden blocks. Finished roof with “EPDM” above the hinge. Seams with black seal kit finished. Bottom view of the roof plates, “anti condensation” and multilayered. Inside, still a lot of work to do. Bottom of the “open” part of a sliding roof with the still visible wood structure. Back of the roof with L – profile as a water overflow. Even closer, finished with stainless steel and aluminium profiles. Open roof whose interior is painted with a matt water based washable paint. Temporary support for the opened side wall in anticipation of the ordered “gas springs”. Black aluminium profiles as a finishing edge at the top of the inside wall. Bottom of “open fully roll off roof” without additional support between the green plants. Foldable side wall finished with aluminium. Heavy telescopic slide in front are doing their job in collaboration with … … the heavy telescopic slide to the back. Open roll off roof with closed door. Interior with door opening. Open view to the sky. Wooden plate lining against the ceiling. Painted ceiling with a L – profile and “temporary” mounted rack. Automatisation of the roll off roof by drive motor with built-in reduction and sprocket, here with open engine box and visible wiring. Connected drive motor is ready for use. Everything is wireless. The drive motor has a delayed start-up when starting and delayed end loop when stop. Close up of the reinforced rack-profile, with gearing after adjustment and positioning. Mounting plate with reverse mounted drive motor. Rack accurately aligned and fastened over the entire length in relation to the sprocket. Inserting the plastic floor from the middle to the sides. Aluminum U – shaped profile with white led “day” lights along the motor side. Same aluminium profile with red led “night” lights along the other side. Successfull lighting with remote control. Ventilation to prevent “condensation”. Newly mounted gas springs on both sides to keep the side door on a fixed open stand. PVC water drainage on the back. Observatory is newly built and ready for further finishing. Logo with stainless steel parts shows off in front.