Sunday, 28 October 2012

Got two of the beams in, one today and one yesterday, no mean feat on my own with a broken finger, I think, quite pleased with my efforts. The third one's going to be a bit more tricky because it's tied into the uprights and integral to the structure of the house and the roof supports.



Sunday, 21 October 2012

Broke my bloody finger at some point yesterday, digging out the kitchen floor. Didn't really notice until I got home and it swelled up, went to the hospital and got it x-rayed today. It looks like a Bond villains hand.
Anyway got the kitchen floor dug out and levelled and hardcore down and then gravelled and whacked down with a whaker plate ready for the concrete.

Dad having a go with the whaker!

My father admiring our handiwork

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Nice Noggin!
Cemented in a noggin yesterday to take the weight of one of the beams. The end had rotted and left it just too short to reach the wall. Removed the arco jack today and it didn't fall down, so good news there. Three of the other beams will need completely replacing.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Back in France after photographing a lovely wedding at Bickleigh castle in Devon, what a fantastic wedding location! Picked up my truck on my return and it all seems to work pretty well, it's proving to be a good buy and certainly paying it's way.

More ivy removal today, done it pretty much now I think. will start digging the floor out tomorrow ready for concreting. The start of the work proper!