Day 31 19th February, Micheal
is still getting all the ground work around the place done. Screed arriving to
level the walker for its foundations. Walls gong up along the front of the house
showing the window spaces, exciting to see it take shape.
Day 32 20th, See the pictures
below? Its really is coming on now.
Day 33 The yard is having the
west side of the passage poured. The house exterior walls nearly finished, maybe
by this evening so I will see if the inside walls go in next. The outside walls
have 8" concrete between the polystyrene while the internal walls will have 4".
When I know the date we pour in the walls, I will post it here and you will be
welcome to come and watch, just ring first.
Day 34 The house exterior walls
is just around the whole way, a lot of bracing has to be done to keep the walls
up against the wind and for the eventual pour. The piping for the water in the
stables was being put in place.
Day 35 Monday the 24th. A part
of the gable wall tilted in the wind over the week end but was easy propped up
again. We are in a very windy spot here up on the hill. Another great
thing about this system is that when you suddenly see a place you decide you want a
window put, after the wall is up, it is so easy for one of the builders to just
put it in. The whole outside wall is done and a little bit of the inside walls.
These are also Eurozone walls but 4" concrete thick instead of 8".
This gives great sound proofing and insulation, no listening to someone
splashing in the bath. When it comes to the upstairs, where the walls correspond
with the ones below, Eurozone walls will be used with insulated partition walls
else ware. Brendan has been great, he has even offered to attach the water
drinkers for us well above the call of duty. It makes such a difference to have
a builder you get on with as you are sure to make a nuisance of yourself
Day 36 Some of the inside
walls are up, and all the rails for the rest of the rooms, I can see the layout
much better now. I was away in
Day 37 and 38 The last of the stable floors were poured, not an easy task as they all had their own 1½" fall which we are doing to the back corner in each stable (see picture right). The A.I. mount was placed in 2m of concrete, no chance of that ever shifting; Brendan likes to do things properly. The polystyrene ceiling was put above the kitchen (see picture below, more braces to be added) and we are just waiting now for another delivery of polystyrene from Hytherm.
Day 39 One side of the house has the ceiling up and today the under-floor heating guys put the pipes in upstairs ready for the pour next week. The electrician came. We decided where sockets, lights etc go, in one side of the house anyway, and what was probably needed for the yard. We are still waiting for the polystyrene but as the day went on the weather turned to a deluge of rain, so the week end had to start early.
Day 40 Not everybody here today. More bracing done in the house.