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).

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Thursday, 9 August 2007

August 9th - sheeting and scaffold

Another left-handed nephew joined us today in the shape of Ryan, who spent a couple of hours keeping the kids out of danger and another couple helping me build a new scaffold at the back of the building in preparation for slating. The ground has quite a slope, and getting it all level was a pig of a job, with the frames at one end blocked up to about two feet above ground level.
Mal and Melvin carried on with the sheeting and framing upstairs, and it's really starting to look like a house inside.
They'd fitted the last of the barge-boards at the east end to free up the scaffold, which I dismantled once I'd painted and mounted the finnial.
The garden looks like something from World War I, with trenches everywhere. They shifted a most enormous amount of earth, and I'm bloody glad I'm not footing the bill for it!

Sheeting & scaffold 090807

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