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Building Progress ~ March 2011

Category: Barn Conversion Journal April 8th, 2011 by mbc

It’s been mainly outdoor work this month thanks to the pretty good weather.

I completed the flag-stone patio and I’ve concreted a top onto the dry-stone wall that runs along one side of it. I have built my (not-quite-as-deep-as-I-planned) barbeque pit and started to build a flag-stone fronted raised bed at the bottom of the main garden slope.

I’ve not made much progress in the wood with clearing trees to let the sunlight in, having been diverted by cutting and splitting logs that were kindly donated from my neighbours wood-pile. Next winters fuel is hopefully pretty well sorted. An additional benefit is that I’ve managed to get my chainsaw cutting much more efficiently by a combination of sharpening the blade and figuring out the correct tightness for the chain.

Now I’m back on to pointing with just a couple of patches to finish and hopefully no interruptions from the weather. I nearly made a start last weekend, but wasn’t happy with the mortar mix which was too yellowy as I used a new kiln dried sand, so I used that mix to start pointing the garden walls instead.

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  1. nick lines Says:

    Hi,

    Nice site! just wondering if you have installed doors in the property yet? We did a deal with Sain Astley
    http://moregeous.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/design-rose-cottages-gorgeous-suffolk-style-solid-oak-doors/

    that worked out pretty good for both of us. ie we supplied cheap doors and got a blog article and great recommendations from her.
    If your interested in a similar deal (or know someone who might be) then please let us know. Cheers Nick

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