Monthly Archives: September 2014

Half on, half off

As of Friday, half the slates on the roof are on and half are off. It’s early days but the roofers are confident that 70 to 80% of the slates are reusable which should save us some money. It took … Continue reading

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Families

We’ve kept our marketing down to a minimum as the build progresses – difficult to sell a venue when it looks like a building site! However we have done bits and pieces of peripheral publicity including this piece in this … Continue reading

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Raise the roof

Work is underway on the main barn roof with our team of roofers removing slates. They’ve promised to make quick work of them but it seems most of the slates are in quite good condition and re-usable. The roof is … Continue reading

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All scaffolded up

As of Friday, the barn is now encased in scaffolding awaiting the roofer next week. It represents the next stage in the development so fingers crossed on the weather for next few weeks.

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Really board

One of the less glamorous jobs which needed to be done before the roofer arrived was to paint 187 cement boards which will be part of the roof structure. 187 of the babies…like this one. Tedious beyond belief requiring both … Continue reading

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Full metal jacket

The scaffolders arrived this week to put up the climbing frames around the barn with the roofer due to start next week. There’s a lot of brick to cover but they’re getting there gradually.numberĀ of other jobs hinge on the roof … Continue reading

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Bad dog

Nigel had just skimmed the new concrete floor in the boiler room and what does Bokkie do? You guessed it – she trampled right across it to get to a despairing Diane stood the other side. Nigel was very good … Continue reading

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Boiling nicely

The floor of the boiler room is ready to concrete after electrical and heating pipes were fitted today, next to the kitchen access which is gradually taking shape. The ‘new’ bricks are a great match to the existing Tudor brickwork … Continue reading

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Set in concrete

Hello, hello, hello…what’s all this then gov? A saunter down to the barn after Nigel and the team left revealed this seal of approval. The problem is there are two James’s working for him – so which one was it. … Continue reading

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Full mooooon

Cracking shots of last night’s full moon over neighbouring St Peter’s Church. Using my new (second hand) Nikon D300 on a slow shutter, managed to get some semblance of the full lunar scape. Maybe we don’t need outside lights after … Continue reading

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