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Month: December 2016

Sill Beams Complete! ?>

Sill Beams Complete!

The week ended as it started with fine dry weather and a little more warmth.               The focus today has been to finish the Sill Beams and make way for the first posts to be installed when we return.  The Project now takes a break until early February (to avoid the worst of the weather) when we will resume our visits every third week for the rest of 2017.  Dates will be posted next…

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A Sunny Thursday

Today saw more incredible Winter sunshine and not a breath of wind. The day has been spent cutting more tenons on the short wall posts that will slot into the Sill Beam frame.  The timber for the project has been sourced from Jersey and is mostly Holm Oak.  This remarkable timber is dense, tough and was traditionally used in boat building.  It is reputed to be “rot proof” – which is a bold statement!            …

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