So far I have milled most of the wood to be used for it, though I still need a few more boards and joists.
Today the plan is to remove the old tiles and mark out where the holes for the concrete pillars are going to be.
I have contacted an equipment rental shop and tomorrow I will pick up an earth auger. That should hopefully save my back from a lot of work and also be a lot faster.
So far my plan is as follows:
Clear the area
Drill holes for the pillars.
Cast concrete for the pillars.
Mill the remaining wood needed (while the concrete sets and hardens).
The porch will be the same level as the floor inside the house, so it will be approximately 40" above the ground farthest away from the house.
The principal dimensions are:
Main porch: 5.5 x 5 meter (approx. 19' x 17')
Connecting porch: 1.2 x 2.5 meter (approx. 4' x 8')
South porch: 2.0 x 5.2 meter (approx. 6.5' x 17')
The main porch will be on the east side (garden side) of the house. Form that porch a small porch will form a connection to a porch on the south end of the house.
The South end of the house.
The sticks symbolises the porch.