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.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Jaunary 14th - Bits and bobs

Had Melvin back on site today, which was a boost. We spent a couple of hours pulling the BT cable through the ducting from the house to the manhole at the roadside about 70m away. This involved all three of us (including Anna), Melvin pulling at the manhole, Anna holding the 200m drum of cable on a pole so it could spin and muggins here under the floor feeding the cable into the duct, where it tended to jam.
The rest of the day was spent on bits and pieces, Melvin fitted the utility-room radiator and tiled behind the bath(his first attempt at tiling, which all looked pretty good while I cut the skirting for the upstairs lounge and fitted an architrave on the outside of the patio doors to se if it stops the leak. Can't work out where the water's getting in, so am having to use a process of eliminationto trace it.
I went back to the plot at 8pm and worked till after midnight flooring the living room, which is now finished apart from a strip where the patio-door is leaking.


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