It’s Friday…rest time!!!!

Two weeks to go and we have a skeleton of a roof. By all accounts it will happen. I am knackered and seriously need a day off labour. Breezy seems to be coping better but she has a brave face. Slowly dismantling the dry stone wall at the back of the pad in order to rebuild the top of the walls of the building. Seems a shame but we have priorities to consider and we can rebuild a wall later but we need a roof. On going wars on site over tape measures. Clive always has one and everyone else mislays theirs; turned into an ongoing joke. Similar with favourite hammers and trowels. Everyone briefed to bring their own hammers and trowels from now on and there is a stash of measures on entry, Had to get one out of Murray’s pocket this evening on exit otherwise they will all end up at his place. The truss frames look fab. Walls are coming on. Should be ready to cap the walls on Tuesday and sarking the roof Wednesday with poplar (volage) or planking for those building numpties.

Photos of the truss in place and the final parts being fitted “les jambes de force”. Once these are in place the weight of the roof is spread into the walls and the acro props can be removed.


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