An Eccentric Anomaly: Houses

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Gable Start

Still here. Finished the sarking under the floor. Started on the west gable.

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Bedroom Sarking

In my previous post I'd done the joists for the living room, study and main bedroom and started on the sarking boards under the living room.

Since then I've finished off the living room sarking boards and done the study and main bedroom.

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Some Flooring

So far since the local builders finished with the sarking there's been snow, horrible east winds, me having a couple of short but nasty colds and a bit of chasing the scaffolders to take their scaffolding away but also a bit of progress, mostly on the house floor.

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Sarking

As I said at the end of my last but one house post, I'd engaged some local builders to put on the sarking boards and membrane.

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Last Rafters

Got the last batch (of 8) rafters up today.

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Still Rafters

Still putting up rafters.

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Nailing Round Corners

Nailing where there isn't room to swing a hammer is awkward. Here's an idea.

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More Rafters

Still putting up rafters.

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Seven Up

Well, the digger arranged for Monday indeed wasn't available. It's a brand new one which went to the Black Isle show last Thursday and was supposed to be delivered to the builder on Friday but didn't actually arrive until Monday evening.

The forecast wind seemed to slip back through the week and reduce so I arranged for it to come, for its first outing, today (Thursday).

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One South Rafter Up

After Wednesday's attempt to get a rafter for the south side up the weather hasn't been great. I did a bit on Thursday and a very short session on Saturday afternoon but that's it.

The digger arranged for tomorrow (Monday) looks like not happening for at least a day or two. Wednesday and Thursday are forecast as too windy for dangling rafters on exposed hilltops.

Today was nice, though. A bit breezy and getting breezier as the day went on but at least the late-afternoon rain didn't show up, so I had another go at fitting that south-side rafter.

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