We Have Done It! The whole house is now fully clad with our Larch timber!
It took only a day and a half to finish off the last bit, the “L”, “M” and “N” sections, our alcove, around the back of the house. We could cut most of the wood in one go then it was quick too put up.
We used a higher scorch level for these planks to see what it is like and also to capture more heat in the cooler seasons. If we don’t like it, we can scrub the surfaces with a wire brush to tone down the darker colours, and of course, reapply the fire retardant treatment again.
The final job was to unscrew the top 6 rows of timber on the very first section we did a month ago, and we painted the exposed “pink” battens black. We realised that one could see up between the planks and see the lighter colour and hence we had painted all the other battens around the house, except for the “P1” section next to our patio area and Conservatory.
Then, we moved all the excess timber to our long term storage area, the swimming lane, sorted into width. Both sets of treated Larch planks are now all together, ready for the time when we will clad the garage.
The rest of the week was spent tidying up inside the house and upgrading the electric feed from the garage to the house to provide a more heavy duty service (we only had an 13A extension lead before). We will want to use more powerful machines now that we are going to be working inside the building.