Summer has truly fled with a tremendous amount of water now bucketing from the sky – a glorious 117mm for September alone.
The pressure is on to make our cottage water tight before the big baddie storms arrive.
Come inside for the guided tour.
Below is the Mountcharles style slab fireplace gable in 2011
Slabs restored to their original positions, with two new slabs added at the top.
Floor business is underway – below shows extremely skimpy foundations of the west gable.
And using a trusty water level to gauge where the flags shall be.
We dig out a further foot in depth – now two feet below floor level – in readiness for the sub floor, which shall be a breathable system.
The west door is no more – now adapted to a window.
The clever roofers leave an overhang of a foot and a half – to protect the walls from weather – while also keeping the pitch and cladding it in the traditional way.