The existing outhouse has also been de-roofed; the walls into the new add-one broken out and the original door bricked up.
Outhouse with original door opening onto the patio
The outdoor toilet was demolished as well
The builders removing shelves
This wall will have a door opening and will be our bedroom
Skabenga has on last look at his and Eddy's erstwhile bedroom !
Grant and Steve collected the roof beams in town and brought them to site
Amon, the builder caught a lift to town with Steve and Grant; he went to the bank while the men loaded the materials
These images show the added on building with the original outhouse on the patio
An elevated view of the cottage with the big house' roof peeping out behind it
Grant has arranged with our friend, Stuart, to hire his Bobcat. The operator will lift the builder's rubble and put in a pile. Through Stuart, Grant found a farmer who needs the rubble to soak up a swamp on his land. He will come in, load it and cart it away
Now I know that the building always goes up in a flash. This has... I think we're at the end of week three of actual bricklaying, plastering and adding door frames. Then apparently things slow down to a snail's pace.
I don't believe this at all. Even before the builder needs materials, Grant and Steve order it and stand on the hardware shop's tail to deliver as quickly as possible.
The electrician (a relative of mine!) came today and Grant showed him where we need wall plugs and light switches. He's even marked out a TV plug although we don't own/have never owned a telly. Tomorrow the electrician comes to chase the walls and Amon, the builder will plaster the walls.
So far, so good.
HAPPY THURSDAY TO YOU ALL!