Monday, 12 November 2007

The walls go up

It's raining a lot around here now, so it seemed to be a good time to put a roof up to work under. The plan has always been to have the oven at the back of a summer house, and since the ground slopes, I decided to build a low brick wall to support a timber framed summer house. That took about two days of brick laying, on foundations I poured a while ago.They're only four bricks high - this should keep the timber dry and stop any rot. You can see how the ground isn't level - the back wall is only a brick above the ground, while the front is four above the ground. I'll fill all the space with subsoil we're moving from elsewhere in the garden, saving me more money on skip hire.This will be a 10 foot x 10 foot base - the bolts you can see are 12mm threaded bar embedded in the mortar to bolt the base frame on. It would be a shame to build the thing only for it to blow away when the wind gets up...

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