The work on site has unfortunately been set back by the recent return of very cold weather which has delayed again the installation of the zinc roof. This in turn has further delayed the slate roof as this has to follow the zinc roof due to the overlapping arrangement where the two meet. The good news is that the long awaited Penrhyn slates have arrived at the building merchants and can be delivered very quickly to site when required.
All of the sarking felt and battens have been fitted in readiness for the pitch roof which is now expected to commence on the 2nd of April.
Facias have also been fitted to both east and west elevations and indeed some of the cast iron guttering is being mounted in place.
The bespoke hopper heads for the zinc roof are now installed to allow the formation of the rainwater run offs into these.
Internally, the drainage points required for the kitchen floor have been fitted in preparation for the screeding that will be started shortly. The walkway boards in the loft space have been laid which will allow the ceilings to be started.
The extension to the terrace which allows the doubling of the area available to external seating has also commenced. A series of small pile are being driven in the small segment of land that became available when the site was cleared and graded. This area had not previously been identified as being usable but some clever design work has allowed this to be utilised.