Monday 29 November 2010

Day 229

Breather membrane and black battens fixed on west gable, ready for the cedar boards.

Sunday 28 November 2010

Day 228 - cold weather jobs...

The cold weather has hampered progress somewhat and has limited the amount we can do.  One of todays projects was making a temporary front door to keep the cold north wind out!

Friday 26 November 2010

Day 226 - winter arrives early!

We wanted to finish the clay rendering this weekend but it doesn't look like the weather will allow us to.

The weather changes... the snow and ice has arrived early.

Monday 22 November 2010

Day 222

All roof sheets complete, except the ridge sheets.

Second coat of clay render complete on the south elevation.

Saturday 20 November 2010

Day 221

... and second coat started on the south elevation.

Second coat of render complete on the north elevation...

Friday 19 November 2010

Day 220

... the last bit to go... and then the ridge sheets to fit

South side of the roof nearly complete...

Thursday 18 November 2010

Day 219 - north side of the roof complete

The completed north side of the roof...

The roof overhang on the west elevation.

Roof sheets complete on the north side of the roof.

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Day 217

Roof sheet progressing on the south side of the roof (the north side was too icy to continue with and didn't really thaw before it re froze!).

Sunday 14 November 2010

Day 215 - clay render on front elevation complete

Our weekends work - completing the clay render on the front elevation.

Friday 12 November 2010

Day 213

Yesterday was too windy to fit any aluminium sheets, today was boarder line.  Damn weather!!  We managed to finish off the cut sheets around the rooflight but it was too windy to fit any of the full length sheets.

Wednesday 10 November 2010

Day 211 - Aluminium sheet begun

The first day's progress...

The complicated junction with the roof light flashings and roof sheet at the bottom of the roof light.

Starting to go round the first roof light.

What the view from the underside will be like...

First aluminum roof sheet fitted.

Sunday 7 November 2010

Day 208

Render complete on west gable and 1/2 complete on east gable.

Saturday 6 November 2010

Day 207 - clay render begun

3/4 of the render complete on the west elevation.

The first rendered panel...

The clay render mixed up and ready to go.  Mix is 1:2:1 (clay slip: sand: chopped straw).

Emptying out the chopped straw.

We found a leaf collector a quicker to cut the straw (to go in the clay render) than the garden shredder.

Street view

Monday 1 November 2010

Day 202

Bars and brackets fitted on the other side of the roof, along with insect mesh at eaves and gables.