Tue: Steelers, Rich and Garf, arrived to assemble the Meccano for the roofs. Nathan arrived with the steels and the Hiab which unfolds like a Transformer. Good team work put the structure in place and fixed the pieces together. We have the start of our mono-roofs.
Wed: Steelers, Dave and Rich, were working on our roofs and supporting structures today. When they put up the long uprights at the back of the house it became clear that they were 200mm short and the shorter supports for the mono-roofs were 600mm too long! Pete the carpenter and his mate Chance made the flitch beam before they started on the garage roof carcase. Paul Bath came, with Lee to help him, to start on the blockwork on the lower ground floor. Dan and Pat from ICF were back to start smoothing the walls – looked more like ‘Ghost Busting’ to me…….
Thu: Paul Christopher came over to agree some adjustments to the steels. Pete and Paul continued with the carpentry and the blockwork in the pouring rain. This is the first day of the build that ‘rain stopped play’.
Fri: Paul built up to nine courses of bricks on most of the ground floor. Rich and Garf made the final adjustments to the steel. Meccano complete!
An exhausting week………