This is the third set of problems since they were issued to me.
Perhaps I am at fault in part for not having checked them thoroughly enough when I first received them, but when you pay someone $4,000 to do a job you sort of expect them to do it right the first time.
This new issue concerns the steel support posts inside the house which help ease the stress from removed walls.
The engineer plans specify attaching plates from the support posts to the parallel flange channel (PFC) that runs along the top of the container.
Unfortunately a container doesn't have an upper PFC. They are only along the bottom of the container.
It takes 5 minutes to Google shipping container construction to find that out.
So now I am waiting for them to answer my email requesting an updated set of plans that address the problem.
In the meantime I have started to establish the veggy garden. On Paul's last visit he chose the position due to the quality of the topsoil he found. It was under where the containers had been sitting before they were moved onto the piers.
He immediately began turning the soil.
Over the last couple of days I have begun erecting the fence to keep out the 'roos and wascally wabbits.
So far I have one round of fencing wire attached. Next I will add another layer above the first to make it around 1.6M high. I also need to run a layer of 600mm chicken wire around the base, with 200mm buried below the ground so rabbits don't dig their way in.
It is rather a large veggy garden and will allow me to support a small Andalucian village with fresh produce.
But if it exceeds my needs then in the future I can cordon off some of it for native seed raising beds.
I have also taken out a little bit more of the walling to open up three of the four containers to each other.
It's great to see the space beginning to emerge from the dark and narrow tunnels that were originally there.