BUILDING A SOLAR HOUSE IN FRANCE - WEEK 13 - cills to windows, sliding doors and details »  Viewing imgp0087     [Image 14 of 17]  :: Jump To  
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Comment: Margaret joined me on the scaffolding to oil the cladding. Note protective head gear French style.
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.

The scaffolding will be removed next week and there are a lot of holes between the larch boarding (bardage en meleze) left by the carpenters, and the rest of the week was spent, not seeming to achieve much, putting quadrant on to cover all the joints and filler pieces in the gaps.  The carpenters should do all that, but I fear that they will not be back in time and I don't want to pay for hire of scaffolding for another week.

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Dec 01, 2007 - 02:22 PM
The larch (mèlèze) boarding.  Sample of stained barge board in foreground temporarily fixed to test colour.

Nailing on quadrant to seal gaps between projecting purlins and boarding.

Painting the clear protective varnish on the last stretch of tongued and grooved boarding under the eaves.

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