Monthly Archives: October 2014

Mindnumbingly boring

In order to cover up the joins on the cement boards inside the roof, someone had to reclaim the used battens and ‘de-nail’ them. That person was me. Armed with a hammer, gloves and some plasters, I had to pull … Continue reading

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Cocooned

At around 12 midday today, the barn was finally sealed as roofer Mark and his team finished the front porch before making a start on the slating on the roof facing the church. Big relief all round…but there were still a … Continue reading

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Roof almost sealed

After a few weeks work – not to mention painted cement boards, insulation, battens and roof lights – the roof is almost sealed. Inside, the boards are looking great especially after a great suggestion by carpenter Toby. We were in a quandary … Continue reading

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A bit of roofing around

When the roofer texted me to say his workers couldn’t turn for work so he’d be alone, there was only one thing to do: be a roofer for the day. So I donned my work gear, climbed the ladders and … Continue reading

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Mystery

They’ve been painted but what are they? Answers please…

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Not holding water

The ugly farming water tower is no more. Thanks to Nigel and the JCB, the tower has been dismantled and will no longer scar the vista at the rear of the complex. It won’t go to waste though – neighbour Adrian … Continue reading

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Roof delay

Because of appalling weather on Monday and a cock-up over ordering, there was no progress on the roof this week which is hugely frustrating. Had assurances from Mark the roofer that he’ll be back Monday to resume work but in … Continue reading

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Roof progress

Despite a few days of awful weather, half of the roof has now been covered in insulation, batons and felt…plus two windows. Now for the other side this week.

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Bureaucracy…

One of the more frustrating aspects of moving to Suffolk was leaving efficient, lean and business-like Wandsworth Borough Council and living in the Babergh District Council area. It’s been a real eye-opener. Individually and when you can get one-to-one meetings with officials, they’re … Continue reading

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Wet wipes

We’ve been relatively lucky with the weather so far…but not today. It rained cats and dogs – and just the day not to earmark to do some clearing up. Unhappy days.

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