Week 17: OK. It’s plastered

Great news; the plastering is now virtually complete (apart from some touching up when all the doors and windows are finished). Conrad has started on the guttering and downpipes, in the process he has been able to re-use one of the cast iron downpipes that’s probably over 100 years old. He has also installed the …

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Week 11: the windows are in!

Following installation of the ridge tiles, the main roof construction is now complete, leaving only the join between the new and the old rooflines, and the guttering and downpipes to be added. We made a deliberate decision to retain the open internal roof structure and photos show the imposing wooden beams. Insulation and plasterboard is …

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Week 10: on with the roof!

With the basic roof timbers now in place, four more courses of brickwork have been added to the walls to bring them up to the underside of the woodwork, and the gable at the Church Street end of the building has been constructed in blockwork. These blocks will be rendered and a half-timbered gable end …

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