TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS FOR SETTING-OUT
When setting-out a small building, assuming machine excavation methods for the foundations, the following tools will be needed:
• builder’s square
• claw hammer;
• ‘long-arm’ square;
• lump hammer;
• tenon saw;
• spirit level;
• tape measures (5m and 30m; tapes made of fabric are best avoided as they will stretch and give a false measurement!).
Equipment will include a Cowley Automatic Level, a tripod, a target and staff. Materials will include drawings containing relevant dimensions, a nylon ranging line, round-headed 50mm clout nails (galvanized), timber for profile boards and timber for wooden pegs.