Now that you’re up to date with what we have been doing over the past 2 years. Lets tell you what we have been doing in the first 5 months of 2021. As we all know Covid kicked off again over Christmas and we were concerned about it possibly coming into our workshop. We returned to work for one week before we decided for the safety of our team to furlough again. 5 Weeks later we came back to work prepared to start the next house.
The oak arrived just after we returned to work. This frame has over 60 curved braces which we cut in our mill. This house maybe smaller then the last but it still had complicated elements to overcome. We started framing the first week of March. It took 2 and a half months to complete the frame and get it ready for delivery to site.
We raised the first part on the frame second week of May, we then laid the floor upstairs so we could safely work on the roof structure. We then raised the remainder of the frame the following week. We have spend the past two week pitching the roof ( in the most horrendous weather ) and studding out.
After some awful weather we had a week full of clear blue sky’s and warm sun. The guys started working on the dormers which were rather complicated with lots of head scratching they managed to get them all done by the end of the week together with completing all internal and external stud work. A delivery of oak showed up this week for our next build. We had a team peel away to go back to a previous build to put up a “dog kennel” lucky dogs!!