We have managed to get the apartment we were looking at. There is a sofa bed and another single bed as well as our room so plenty of space for visitors.
Gradually managing to get tools from the UK to Chamonix via friends who are driving our way which has been very helpful. Thanks to Adrian for carting over the chainsaw much appreciated.
Al has managed to collect 3/4 of a tonne of slate from Kate Daniel’s parents house and has stashed it at work for the meantime. We are intending to take a few sample slates over in May to see how they compare to the slate locally. Thanks Kate for your time in driving over there.
Architects drawings are now with the structural engineer, Martin. He is in the process of designing us a couple of different options for the roof. The best bit is he wants payment in the form of wine!!!
Also managed to line up a QS, Tim, who is going to take Martin’s specifications and turn it into a shopping list and an estimate of man hours and construction phases. This is going to be invaluable in the autumn when the roof goes on.
Had a deal of interest and offers of assistance from friends who want to come and help. Bring it on!!!!