This weeks progress achieved one milestone, the gable wall is finished, one side down, two more sides to go 😎
Date stone now in place, I debated with myself about using the pinky coloured stones dottted about the courses as the different colour is not quite in keeping with the brown shades.
They are iron stone as per the rest of the build but somewhere during their life they were exposed to fire which turns the stone pink. Glad I did as their colour tells a story, like the rest of the building will when finished.
My involvement this week was minimal, only an hour over a few late evenings, so under the cover of darkness and like a little church mouse I very quietly drilled and fitted the metal wall straps that fix the front timber wall plate for the joists to the inner block work wall.
This weekend I broke out out with the power tools and trimmed up the front joists, trial fitted the fascia boards and trial fitted the upper window oak lintels.
Everything at the front is now ready for our builder to hopefully finish off the front wall this week.