Monthly Archives: February 2015

Donkey work

While the artisans and craftsmen went about their work…Ian did what he does best and cleared up all the rubbish inside and outside the barn. A new vocation awaits. Advertisements

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Heart of glass

Slowly but surely the barn is being sealed with glass. On the front of the barn, the second toilet window was installed this week while in the entrance lobby the doors are having their glass windows put in. It will … Continue reading

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Sign of the times

Exciting times – our entrance sign has arrived. Incorporating Diane’s gable design, the sign is simple and contemporary and will be lit up at night. The plan is to erect it in the next couple of weeks when we also … Continue reading

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Odd job day

We’re getting to the stage now when we’re finishing off jobs and concentrating on aesthetics. That meant travelling to near Bury St Edmunds for the second time in a week to get more replica 2″ Tudor bricks for the terrace steps … Continue reading

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One small step for man…

While we await delivery of more doors, we decided to make a start on the rear steps out from the glazed terrace doors. Because the difference in height between the barn floor and the terrace is quite wide, we’re having … Continue reading

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In the frame

With the vineyard-facing doors now in, it was the turn of perhaps the biggest headache…the lobby doors. We’re installing two sets of large entrance doors to create an ‘acoustic lobby’, reducing the amount of noise escaping from the barn. Outside … Continue reading

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Let there be light

The bollards have been set in concrete so now it’s time to link them up. Mark the electrician began the task today and eventually all 13 – plus the two lampposts – will guide people in and out of the venue and … Continue reading

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Relief all round

While work progressed inside the barn, Dave the plumber continued his work in the outside toilets. All the loos, urinals, sinks have been fitted along with the disabled toilet but they’ve yet to be connected…so visitors will have to hold off … Continue reading

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Access all areas

After a brief trip up to Scotland, Nigel has been busy with the barn doors. Fresh from his holiday in Thailand, he’s put in a rear door and double barn doors – both of which open out onto the terrace … Continue reading

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Really boring post

After the artistic highs of painting the wooden staked fence…I moved onto the lows of painting several walls and concrete bollards black. This was as dull as this posting with very little sense of reflective achievement. Still, it looks better … Continue reading

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