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Phase 1 Electrics Go In – green oak barn

Wednesday 9/6/21 Today the first phase of the electrics went in. As I mentioned earlier, the plan was to move the existing set up to the new location. The existing set-up had been installed with over-long cables with this in … Continue reading

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Roofers: Day 5 – Roof Complete – green oak barn

Monday 7/6/21 MGS Roofing (Mat and Charlie) completed the roof today. This happened in my absence unfortunately so the topping out ceremony has been postponed. I’m very pleased with the result overall although I’m a bit disappointed that in some … Continue reading

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Installation of Fireboard – green oak barn

Saturday 5/6/21 The construction of the barn was anticipated when we built the house extension and a 10mm armoured electricity cable was laid from the house to the slab. This was left long and a consumer unit attached to the … Continue reading

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Roofers: Day 4 – green oak barn

Friday 4/6/21 It rained today and this hampered progress on the roof. Although the rear elevation was completed. Mat and Charlie then used the rest of the day to source additional slates (they were a few short) and knocked off … Continue reading

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Roofers: Day 3 – green oak barn

Thursday 3/6/21 Mathew and Charlie continue to make fantastic progress on the roof. Today the lefthand hip elevation was completed. The Velux window went in on the rear elevation. Note that the position of the lower horizontal of the rafter … Continue reading

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Roofers: Day 2 – green oak barn

Wednesday 2/6/21 Another great day of progress by Mathew and Charlie. The front elevation slates are now in place. Now that the rain can’t get in, it seemed to be the right time to mount the plaque. Onwards and upwards. … Continue reading

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Roofers: Day 1 – green oak barn

Tuesday 1/6/21 At 7:25am Mathew (sic) and Charlie arrived, five minutes early(!), to start on the roof. Although I’d spent hours on Google working out how to lay a slate roof, Jane drew a line and said I wasn’t to … Continue reading

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Fixing the Wall – green oak barn

Monday 31/5/21 I’ve been fighting a non-COVID virus over the last few days – I blame the grandchildren – and so I’ve not done much to advance the project. However, today my recovery began and I felt I could potter … Continue reading

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Roofing Materials Arrive – green oak barn project

Friday 28/5/21 I have a dreadful cold today that has been building for a couple of days so I’ve spent the day doing desk work. However, progress was made with the roofing materials arriving this morning. Hopefully I will be … Continue reading

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Painting of Soffits Complete – green oak barn

Thursday 27/5/21 After several days of other commitments I was able to get the second coat of sadolin on the soffits today. Over the last week or so I’ve been selecting a roofer. I did this through mybuilder.com. I’ve selected … Continue reading

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