Monthly Archives: January 2015

Bits and pieces

Few more things done today – the first of the front windows were installed, a wooden-polled boundary marker round the turning circle completed while John began sealing the newly-laid floor and courtyard path. Advertisements

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Snow joke on weather-boarding

Nigel might be away but young Toby is cracking on with the work. Today he finished off the weather-boarding on the Walsingham Room just before the snow arrived. That’s what I call good timing.

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Carry on screening

It was always a small door and after the screening and laying of slabs…it got even smaller. While oompa loompas would always be welcome at Copdock Hall, realistically it was too small to keep open so we decided to put … Continue reading

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Pathway to success

After Johnny and his team slabbed the inside of the barn, this week they are concentrating on an outside path connecting the barn to the toilets. The route will provide an obvious access to the loos but also to the … Continue reading

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A load of bollards

Back on October 20th I posted a picture of some strange looking black columns and asked readers of this blog what they thought they were. Well, now all can be revealed. The black pieces of wood will be light bollards, 13 of which … Continue reading

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Saturday night fever

A Burns Night Supper was a good chance to show friends progress on the barn. Vicky in particular was impressed having recently been to a well-known Suffolk venue which she said ‘we knocked spots off’. Time will tell I guess, … Continue reading

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Friday feeling

After a busy week, we were nearing the end of two bits of work: the floor and the courtyard entrance. John and the boys braved aching knees and backs to nearly finish off the flooring which looks great next to … Continue reading

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Big door’s little bruv

After our efforts yesterday with the courtyard door, the rear door was today a little more manageable. In fact Nigel only needed a couple of people to lift it into position in between the boiler room and kitchen area. Like … Continue reading

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Walsingham wonder

After a two-day event, the Walsingham Room is painted and ready for the wood floor man tomorrow. The room can accommodate smaller services and will be the signing room for larger weddings. It is named after Lord Walsingham, the Norfolk landowner … Continue reading

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Meanwhile…back in the barn

While installing the large door was a highlight of the day, John continued progress on slab-laying in the barn and Diane and I put the first coat of paint in the Walsingham Room. The engineers finished off the radiators in … Continue reading

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