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

Rolling the glue onto the briques immediately before placing the next one - much quicker than laying concrete blockwork.

Some briques still have to be cut despite the 'prefabrication' .

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Apr 18, 2007 - 02:51 PM
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.

Briques at window opening. The hole is for vertical reinforcing.

View of North West wall on Friday - complete to receive the floor beams on Tuesday when the concrete block retaining walls are up to the same level/.

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