Very early this morning, and yesterday, we had the delivery of both the Timber and Cement boards to allow us to finish off the construction of the Side Porch and the Conservatory “Dormer” roof structures.
We had another 30 lengths of regularised (semi planed) treated timber, measuring 95mm (so called 4inch) width by 45mm (so called 2inch) thick and 4.8metres (so called 16feet) long! Plus also, we had three lengths of planed but untreated, heavier duty timber for doing the ridge beam right at the top of the skylight, these are 95mm high by 70mm thick and 5.1metres long (it was what on hand so we got the extra 300mm for no extra cost)!
The cement boards arrived this morning but there is a story in this one too! Apparently, the supplier in Newmarket discovered that their stack of 10mm cement boards were all broken in the middle. It seemed that someone had dropped something on top of the pile and damaged all the remaining sheets by cracking them all! They phoned to say that they had to throw all of it away and could they offer us instead the slightly thicker 12mm boards instead, at no extra cost? We thought about this, to make sure we could use the thicker 12mm sheets where we wanted to continue up the surface of the existing cement boards on the wall up into the gable and we thought we could handle it so we said yes please. We now have 10 sheets of 12mm thick boards plus a scrap sheet which is a funny 9mm thick!