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4: Rolling the glue onto the briques immediately before placing the next one - much quicker than laying concrete blockwork.
Margaret with her finger in a hole in the monomur (to be later plugged with insulation).

An adjustment to the height of the blockwork retaining wall.

Cedric fitting the temporary electricity supply box to the pole, Tuesday afternoon.

Francis using the remote control of the crane bringing down a palette of briques.

I am now convinced that the crane does speed up the job considerably.  All the blockwork and monomur could not have gone up so fast with only 2 men without it.

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Apr 18, 2007 - 02:48 PM
Some briques still have to be cut despite the 'prefabrication' .

The final boxes and contents for the temporary electricity supply, on Wednesday morning.

Laying the 9th course Wednesday PM

Friday morning - laying the lintel course. The leaves on the trees have come right out in the last week - compare with photos taken a week ago.

Lintel 'briques' ready for concrete to be poured around reinforcing.

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