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.

Monday, 10 September 2007

September 10th - Services & sheeting

Had a bit of work to see to in the morning, and made it over to the plot around 10:30. Spent most of the day trying to polish off the remaining plumbing and downstairs electrics, while Mal, who had tired of plumbing by the time I arrived, started closing up walls in the bathrooms and bedrooms.
Anna had been dispatched to Berwick to look at bathroom components and to collect Ben from the station. She arrived just after lunch and was dispatched again, this time for petrol for the gennie, which had run out shortly after I arrived.
Ben set to work nailing joist-hangers, and showed a much handier hammer-arm that his left-handed brother!
The wind that blew up last night while I was putting up polythene sheeting had carried on through the night and a section of the membrane was flapping. Ben and I fixed it back with battens, and I did the same to some roof-membrane on the north side. I'm quite touchy about the roof now that the straw is in but the slating isn't finished. The slates have arrived from Doves, so as soon as I have enough scaffold I'll get cracking again.

1 comment:

ben.niven@btinternet.com said...

I am hoping to build a straw house in Norfolk next year IF i can find a plot. Your ideas and comments are very interesting and helping me plan various bits. Thanks and keep up the hard work