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.

Sunday, 30 September 2007

September 30th - mostly slating

Had a rare lie-in, and left in a panic to get the verandah timber to the plot and the Edgars' Land Rover and trailer back before they got shirty. Had to off-load the timber manually - the big 4m posts proving a bit hefty!
Collected Hamish and a couple of his pals, then spent an hour or so cutting plasterboard to size, but not fitting it because I'm almost out of collated screws and I'd left all Mal's tools at home.
The weather was getting better and better, and I spent the remainder of the day on the roof in a T-shirt, slating in soft and surprisingly warm Autumn sunshine. Made pretty good progress, bearing in mind the number of slates that have to be customised now that I'm at the end of the roof. Another good day up there should see the back pitch completed, which really will be a landmark.
Not sure if Stevie the taper is coming tomorrow, but if he does I might need to spend the day indoors in an effort to stay a step ahead of him. Hopefully I'll have Melvin back tomorrow.
Hamish joined me on the roof for the last hour, which he enjoyed immensely. Clearly inherited his head for heights from his dad, rather than his mum!

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