Monday, 12 October 2015

Broadrake Bunkbarn Week 50 5th-9th October 2015

Undercoating underway whist frames in big barn.....no spare hands to help shift it so just painted the accessible bits as a start....

 meanwhile, Ted stars the floor battening upstairs
 whilst Steve fits the glazed window heads - bit tricky as slightly different alignments
 it's looking like maybe the door frame should be black to mimic the black window frames....comments gratefully received...

Dusty and Jo come up mid-week to give more help with painting the big room...many 
thanks as it really moves thing along
 meanwhile, undercoating the beading for the glazed panels on the main entrance gets a warm overnight blast from the AGA...

 and a final undercoat on the upper window frame since it's dawned on me that it will be easier to do this at ground level, rather than trying to paint behind the cart door beams perched on a ladder
 On Thursday, the telehandler is used to pick the pallets of slate tiles off the delivery waggon.....unfortunately it didn't make it up to the buildings due to the overhanging tree branches hindering the high-
sided vehicle - the delivery was also over an hour later than intended, so thank you David for waiting...
 4 pallets all safely undercover in the stairwell


and upstairs Steve cuts the upcycled planked doors to size for the upstairs toilet and cupboard....will need to prime and paint....white or grey??

The wash room and boiler room doors are fitted
& door furniture is ordered in black for all the single exit doors

the lower frame is fitted - some stones are chiselled out to make way
 spot the difference....!

Final level checks before screwing into place
 and since it's Ted's 19th birthday today, he gets to put the foam in!

  On Friday, after small job elsewhere, the joiners arrive in time for bacon butties before getting started...looking pretty pleased with them!
 later that afternoon, I return from trip out to find the upper window frame in and glazing partly done....Steve apparently likes sitting in unusual places

  and since the ladder is required at the front, this is currently also the way up to upstairs...


Frame now fixed - the gap to the sloping old beam will have to be 'fettled'
The frame can now be painted fully, before plastering

 full height view of upper and lower framework...door still to glaze, and horizontal wood to cover the gap, but it's looking great! Thank you Wonder of Wood, and Steve and Ted for the fitting

and over the weekend, Mike paints the small back bedroom, finishes the ceiling in the big room and goes as high as the step ladder will allow in the wash room....

 taller step ladder is needed! - this with 8 steps will do the job


our first visitor to try out the new doorway....threshold a little too high perhaps!

The door gets glazed, and the key pad is added....and the wooden trim goes in...my next painting task, followed by the rest of the framework!

On a trip back from Settle, called in at Wonder of Wood to see the progress on the oak staircase....looking really sturdy - this is the back view

 the 2nd riser set is ready to go - all the parts are waiting close by...
 and to the front of the treads, the groove for the anti-slip insert is in place....

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