After a longish summer break when nothing much happened on site work began again on September 27th. Everything happened off-site in various workshops - the timber frame and trusses and the windows. It started with the setting out for the roof trusses and oak frame in the atelier of Mr Marcelin Mazières in Firbeix. I was summoned to check the dimensions and discuss the details before all the timber was ordered. A full size working drawing of the frame is made on the floor(called 'l'épure' in French) over which the timbers are laid and marked.