Moving mountains of hardcore at Pannells Ash Barn – a luxury holiday let renovation
Time for a new tie beam
This week, Darren and Martin cut in a new green oak tie beam in the lobby of let three. While Darren cut the tongue into the beam, Martin cut the groove out of the old plate beam.
The pegs are fashioned by driving a square peg into a round hole, well almost, it’s roughly shaped first. The fitting’s tight and fine tuned with the delicate use of a chisel.
A lasting grip
By drilling the two holes and making the second slightly off centre, when the peg is driven in, the holes being out of line, help tighten the grip. The peg is then trimmed off.
And that should be that, for about 300 years!
Our first residents have left the building
Sadly or happily the Swallows have left to head south. Sadly because they will be missed, happily because we can get on with work in that area of the holiday lets.
And typing of departures, finally, Bobby has moved out of the barn. And plenty of rubble too.
The Robert Boby seed cleaning machine (which was approximately 16 feet tall and its superstructure filled most of what will become the bathroom) has been removed and en route to a new home.
|A small area of underpinning is required.|
Unfortunately, there is one small area which looks like it is going to require some underpinning. Fingers crossed it’s just the corner section.