Feb 172018

While Shaun recovers from his back injury, Stephen went and process our old collection of Oak Timber we bought five years ago. It has been in our garden shed all this time, and since we have our new stock of Oak timber, it was time to rationalise the old set and combine them with the […]

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Feb 122018

Today, Monday, we resumed the task of quantifying our Oak timber and moving each plank around to our made-for-purpose storage rack. We did some sorting on Saturday but only for the morning before the rain came at lunch time. And this afternoon, instead of carrying on with this task, we decided to get our odd […]

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Feb 072018

This afternoon, in the middle of our lunch hour (about 1:30pm), the Oak Timber arrived!! There were ten packs in total, in four stacks  on the back of the lorry. Also, on the back of the lorry, was a fork-lift truck which came down two steep ramps off the end! We were lucky that the […]

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Jan 042018

We finalised and double checked our Oak Timber quantity and got a final quote from the timber merchant today. The major difficulty we have is that the large quantity of the Oak timber, amassing to 6 cubic metres or about 5 tons of timber, needed some means of being off-loaded from the delivery truck and […]

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Dec 112017

The last few days, while Shaun recovers from a Back Muscles Twinge injury, we have been surveying for all the Oak timber we would need for the external features of the house (and garage). We do need to do this task anyway soon, as we are nearing the completion of building the roof structure and […]

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