After the flurry of underground workings last week, This week we can actually see some of the physical structures that will make our home. It all started out well at the weekend with Terry Bobcat scraping back the excess sand, rubble and bits before taking it all away -which to some may *sounds simples* but in reality is a mammoth task with each load carrying around 10 tons, and an hour n half round trip to the tip.
Almost every day we have had something delivered to site, All the downstairs window frames were dropped off Monday. As were the huge pile of Lintels shown below- there are only actually 15 there we have the other 17 to transport from home.. ;-( Jon grabbed our door frames Tuesday from the suppliers and delivered them to site with the use of my EKE and a borrowed trailer. ( EKE is the Prado) 🙂
Thursday we took delivery of the most important bit.. The ENORMOUS “Minecraft” shaped square blocks of bricks all ready for our lovely Brickie to start on next Wednesday.. Maddison had pointed out whilst on the way to school yesterday, “It would be so much easier if houses were as simple to build as they are in Minecraft & Sims”!! Have to say I wholeheartedly agree with her and pointed out they will probably be “printing” out houses when she is old enough to purchase a home..Anyway the first delivery came before seven Thursday morning-As I passed again at 1.30pm they were arriving with another double lorry load of MORE bricks! Jon called past @ 3pm and got collared into conversation with the driver still there unloading. There are a total of FIFTEEN THOUSAND bricks- Ten thousand downstairs and around Five thousand upstairs. The red bricks are internals with some externals for the front, which will later be covered in Acrylic render (or normal render depending how over budget we get).. and the lighter cream limestone ones with the gorgeous pink blush are the external face bricks that will be visible round the sides and to the back of the house.
Onwards and finally… UPWARDS 🙂