Friday, 3 July 2009

Timber Frame. Done.

We've done it.

We have finished the timber frame, including some internal bracing walls. We have done what we wanted to in the time we had, and here I am drinking tea in the middle of the afternoon too!

Yesterday was unbearably hot, but we managed to get the Thunderbolts (bolts that tie the frame to the block work) into the base plate on the external walls and managed to do some internal walls before we just couldn't do anymore because of the heat.

Today it has been much cooler and we managed to finish the internal walls and Thunderbolt the internal walls and garage.

This is the sitting room wall dividing the sitting room from the hall and bedrooms.

Above is the start of the walls dividing the bedrooms.

We have certainly had highs and lows over the last two weeks, and there were times when we didn't think we'd make it. But we did. And we're very proud of ourselves, and very tired! Home tomorrow and then back to 'proper' work on Monday.

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