Raising the roof

OK, so these updates have slowed down a little of late.  School runs, exams and hospital visits conspire to limit site visits, especially when there’s a camera to remember.  But then tonight, an unexpected arrival – a veritable treasure trove of photos from Jon’s personal archive; previously unseen snaps from the builders’ perspective.  Now, we won’t rewrite history by changing old blog posts, but there’s nothing to stop us filling in the blanks with a few extra shots…

Remember how deep the foundations had to be for the extension?  This one of Shaun helps demonstrate exactly how deep (yes, he’s standing up)…

20140718 ShaunInAHole

Gotta love that little blue machine – despite how unstable it might appear, it makes light work of incredibly heavy loads…

20140721 HallLintelRemoval

A temporary fixing for the hall floor steel while the engineer comes up with a permanent fix…

20140722 HallFloorSteel

How the balcony was supported was the subject of much speculation before the build got underway.  It finally gave away its secrets following some gentle persuasion from a sledgehammer…

20140804 UnearthingTheBalcony

Proving the hall steelwork is stronger than it looks, Jon practices his ladder balancing skills…

20140820 LateralStrengthTest

Which just about brings us up to the present day.

A minor setback this week, after the glaziers were let down by their suppliers.  So, despite windows being removed, they won’t be replaced for another week or so.  The flip side is that they’ll all be arriving in a much shorter space of time, so hopefully any delays will be limited.  Still, those windows going reminds of the view that awaits once we make it to The Other Side…

20140910 LoungeDoorsOff

So if the windows are late, what better way to spend the time than to put a roof on the extension…

20140909 ExtensionRoofing

…And crack on with removing a roof tile…

20140909 EastRoofUncoveredSouth

…Or two…

20140911 WestRoofUncoveredSouth

…And then making it water-tight…

20140909 EastRoofCoveredNorth

So it’s all nice and dry inside…

20140909 ExtensionRoofCovered

Which is just as well, seeing as The Blade Runner skipped bail to take care of our plastering…

20140912 LoungeCeilingPlastering

 

 

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