Week 28, Day 3

Week 28, Day 3:

  • Architects site meeting #06
    • Looks like we might have a way forward with the zinc roof build-up that will enable the zinc roof installation to proceed
  • More progress on the cedar cladding on the west elevation, now up to the under-side of the main roof
  • More progress on the first-fix for the electrics and the plumbing:
    • White wires are for the intruder / fire alarm system
    • Green wires are specific KNX cables which will enable the “dumb” light switches to be replaced with fully-fledged KNX switches in due course
Week 28, Day 3

Week 28, Day 3

Cedar cladding up to main roof on west elevation

Cedar cladding up to main roof on west elevation

Cedar cladding boards carefully cut around zinc roof covering

Cedar cladding boards carefully cut around zinc roof covering

One of the light switches, wired using green KNX cable

One of the light switches, wired using green KNX cable

Plant room wall boarded with plywood and taped airtight membrane

Plant room wall boarded with plywood and taped airtight membrane

Week 23, Day 1

Week 23, Day 1:

  • Architects Site Meeting number 5
  • More progress trimming the window and door openings to the right size for the plywood boxes
    • I should probably explain that the need to do this trimming relates to the design for the plywood boxes changing over the course of the build, which was only finally resolved by┬ásome structural engineering calculations
    • The large and heavy sliding doors need very good support and will be supported on 25mm plywood that spans across the cavity, being supported by both the inner and outer blockwork
    • The windows are lighter and will be supported over the middle of the cavity by plywood boxes cantilevered off the inner blockwork only, not spanning across to the outer blockwork, so the outer blockwork will “wrap around” the windows on the sides and at the top (but not at the bottom since the windows need to drain from the bottom of the frames)
Week 23, Day 1

Week 23, Day 1