Lovely sunrise to start the week
Busy week ahead with 4 builders on site - aiming to get the scaffolding down and roof lights in
Sill stones going into the rear windows
Fire escape doorway walling up now completed
stonework on the outside - blockwork on the inside
& damproof membrane sandwiched between
Digging out on gable wall between house and barn for new blockwork wall to tie into the dodgy existing wall with huge bulge which must be where the house upper attic room floor is.....
Sunshiney day on Tuesday - perfect for pointing up the chimney stack
Last sill now firmly in place on stable window
Acro props now in on old dairy - hefty concrete lintel cast in situ will be a challenge to remove.......
Stonework on the corner of the wash room block is tricky with every stone at a corner
Corner continues up - blockwork above where Yorkshire Boarding will finish
Hole in dairy wall gets bigger...
and the next day, the old lintel is finally out
Really hectic day today on site with a total of 6 vehicles and 8 contractors at one point - plus 3 walkers, and oil delivery man!
the 4th Peak has now been flattened - no doubt it will be re-incarnated next week when digging out the inside of the barn to the final floor foundation levels
the local hoggs enjoyed the new landscaping ....and even tried out football with an errant rock
To add to the noise levels, new lad Jack, has been taught how to use the jack-hammer!
the gable foundation is now in and drying
and the pillar on the front of the washroom recess rises
Meanwhile, on the rear roof, the roof lights are now all in place!
all measured to fit in line with the upper forking holes which were all different of course!
By Friday, the scaffolders were back to remove the internal and front scaffolding
as I returned from shopping trip, the first view without scaffolding
so first views of the inside with new truss beam and fixing, plus roof lights
and back at the old dairy, the brickwork continues to fill in the hole from the inside
and the stonework corner on the washroom reaches new heights
and inside the gable blockwork is about 1/3rd the way up - about head height
and Toddy returned on Saturday to complete the blockwork on the washroom
So, a very good week with lots of progress everywhere, and significant changes to the appearance of the barn, both from the inside and the outside.