So the repair work on the barn was moving along nicely and apart from the ridge and one purlin the repair work is done and awaiting the new sections of the frame going in.
When we seperate our building from the neighbours it became apparent that his gable end was in a sorry state. This brought our job to a firm holt as they had a scaffold put up that sat there for four weeks before any further work was done on the gable.
I have got the front wall plate near perfectly level from one end of the building to the other. Front to back is miles out and there’s very little I can do with this aspect of the building.
So going forwards what’s the plan? Well I have the new frames partly ready to go it it’s going to be a very long weekend and will come down to the 11th hour getting the new gable frame tallied off ready for fitting on Monday. I’ve assembled a mottley crew of four of us for Monday so that’s my deadline. I would have liked more time with the whole frame in my shop but financially I had to get other jobs done and time wise we have already delayed the electrical hook up that is going in the end of the extension wall, a wall that currently does not exist. This work has been rescheduled for 10th of July.
Once this gable frame has gone in and the stud work fitted so the opening for the metre box can be installed, it will be back to the shop to do more timber frame work. I hope by the end of July to have the framing finished and the roof on at a stage ready to hand over to the roofing contractor to tile.
Dreaming of a sawmill, feels like a museum. Thanks for looking Adam.
- Part 2: Another day some more done.
- Part 3: The barn an update