The walls go up

Work has been quite slow this week – I don’t think the weather helps it has been such dank, dark days of late. Where did that lovely weather from last week go? I’ve resorted to making our builder Lee, who has been on site on his own this week , real coffee just to keep him going!

Still we now have a fair amount of stone wall up and it’s looking beautiful. It starts out a bit scraggy (technical term I’m sure) when the joints are not smooth and the mortar is spread through each course but once it is raked back it looks beautiful.

Stone works goes up

On Tuesday I resolved the issue of the underpinning of the garage with both the structural engineer and the building control officer in agreement about the use of a U beam. Some number crunching by the structural engineer later and we have a solution which will be manageable and therefore slot into the gap we have easily, will support the extra weight and hopefully won’t cost the earth. We still have to cost the final piece of this jigsaw but I feel we have made good progress and it does prove that 3 heads are better than one!

On with more stonework tomorrow I hope.

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