BUILDING A SOLAR HOUSE IN FRANCE - WEEK 13 - cills to windows, sliding doors and details »  Viewing imgp0069     [Image 4 of 17]  :: Jump To  
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Comment: The cill on the largest sliding glass door on the south west will be onto a balcony with a view into the woods
Monday 26th November.  Mr Frédérick Mazière and 2 masons arrived to put in all the cills (seuils et appuis),  For the French windows (portes fenêtres) they are in hard limestone which we ordered and fetched from a local quarry.

Mr Mazières and maçon putting in a stone cill for a glazed sliding door.

The finished cills on the south east side.

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Nov 27, 2007 - 10:29 AM
The normal windows in monomur walls are in fired clay .

The cill (appuis) to the little window to my storeroom

Interior with all the timber for the internal partition framing  delivered by Mr Marcelin Mazieres. That is my job for the next few weeks !

The oak floor joists under the mezzanine in place.

View from the south after Mr Mazieres, the carpenter and roofer, left the site for a week.

General view from south east after the cills had been done.  I think it is a pity that when the house is finished, the frame will not be quite so clearly expressed as seen here.

The day after the cills had been done, the temperature was down to minus 6 degrees but very dry and sunny, and I spent the day sanding the oak frames next to and above the stone cills and treating the wood with linseed oil .  Rain water running off green oak leaves permanent black stains on stone.

The day after the cills had been done, the temperature was down to minus 6 degrees but very dry and sunny, and I spent the day sanding the oak frames next to and above the stone cills and treating the wood with linseed oil .  Rain water running off green oak leaves permanent black stains on stone.

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