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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Week 5: A temporary setback – followed by further great progress

Maybe we were too ambitious last week, with the weather deteriorating and strong winds on the way…… On Sunday we were dismayed to discover that the winds had blown down two of the sections of the new eastern wall. We shouldn’t have been too surprised because they were unsupported sections, but it was still a …

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