July 30, 2018

 Finally the day has arrived to raise the frame. I had some help from my friend Peter and his lorry in getting the frame from the workshop to the cottage. Thanks Peter!

 The garden is full of oak before hand. Once again, Ive enlisted the help of my friends at Traditiona...

July 30, 2018

In preparation for the oak frame raising I've spent most of July getting the trenches dug, and the Oversite pad ready. 

Here is the first stages of digging out, the string lines are set up to mark out the dimensions of the building onto the ground. 

 Well I managed to ge...

June 17, 2018

The new green oak frame is now finished, and stacked up in storage, ready to be raised sometime in July.  The last job on the frame was to pair up and cut all the common rafters (28 pairs I think). 

 Above: here we're framing the openings for the rooflights. 

T...

May 13, 2018

Now that the both side walls are complete its time to begin the first of four cross frames. As usual the main component timbers the make up the cross frame are laid out for measuring and marking. 

 Here the principle rafters and the stub ties have been cut and assembled

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