Strawbale House

This blog is intended to chart our progress through the self-build process, from half-hearted plot-hunting through to completion of the build. The twist is that we're building the house from timber and straw (hence the blog title).

Click on the image at the end of each post to see that day's photos.

Thursday, 13 September 2007

September 13th - More slating and sheeting

More of the same, with my day being spent on the north pitch, slating and flashing around the velux units there. Time-consuming but strangely satisfying. Mal and Melvin have all-but completed the sheeting upstairs, and should move down to tackle the kitchen / dining room ceiling tomorrow.
I've arranged to hire a mini-digger next Wednesday (Mal and Melvin are working away Monday and Tuesday) to prepare the ground for the verandah, a front porch and the steps at the back door. Also spoke to Neil about power and water. He paid several thousand pounds to Scottish Power six months ago for a connection to the site, and they committed to installing it by the middle of July. Much the same story with water, so I'm not sure when we'll have any services on the plot.
The big news of the day is that Mal has booked his ticket back to Australia, for October 17th. Taking into account his week's holiday in Spain, this means I have him for about another three weeks. Bloody Nora! Need to compile a list of priorities for him, with verandah at the top, and stairs and kitchen on there too if possible.
Weather forecast to break at the end of the weekend, so need to get this slating knocked off ASAP.

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