An Eccentric Anomaly: Page 5: Perihelion

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My house (to be named 'Perihelion') in particular, rather than just houses in general


Well, not quite a forest, yet, though I'd like there to be one eventually.



Up on the temporary loft deck, though only a metre or so higher than I've been used to it was quite apparent how much more could be seen into the folds in the ground, particularly in the direction of Lybster. It tempted me to take a few piccies.

These were from Star Wars day (4th of May).


Temporary Loft Deck

Some progress, but a bit slow. The main job has been putting some temporary flooring up for the main loft area to make doing the roof a bit easier and less scary.



Here are a few specks on the horizon from the beginning of April. Click to see larger versions.



Until the last few days the weather has been a bit mixed. There have been some lovely sunny days but they've been mostly too windy for me to tidy up the plastic sheeting left on the house so it wasn't until the end of last week that I got that all done.


Scaffold Sheeting

Having got the remainder of the main frame done but obviously having insufficient time to do any roofing the thought occurred to me that the wood might get a bit damp at times during the winter.


Post Post

It's well past time to catch up on the last bit of 2016's building progress. Let's start with a blog post about a timber post.

My last blog post finished with the finally-sourced appropriate replacement for the split post having its bottom end appropriately slotted and drilled. The actual post replacement operation turned out to be a bit complicated, too.



As I mentioned in my previous house post, things had been going slowly and haven't sped up since.


Frame Up

It's been slow going but now most of the post-and-beam frame is up.


Last Post

There's been some nice weather and some not-so-nice weather. The bad weather hasn't been terrible - just finely judged to slow things down with the minimum amount of effort with days of drizzly showers and winds just high enough to make lifting purlins be not really sensible.