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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Apr 042017

Early this morning, the last of our building material arrives! At 8:51am, the lorry came reversing down our Loke, loaded with all our timber planks! They were: 4 large pallets of 63mm CLS treated timber (2 pallets) and 89mm CLS treated timber (another 2 pallets).   Plus also delivered loosely, 20 lengths of the 150mm […]

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Mar 302017

This afternoon, the cement boards, 70 sheets of 10mm thick by 2400mm x 1200mm, arrived and unloaded onto another prepared patch of ground. In fact, we counted 73 sheets! It seems that the manufacturer provides sacrificial boards on the bottom and top of the pallet. We had one and a half pallets so that meant […]

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Mar 102017

Today, at last, we have started the ordering process! We have got the last of the prices in and we have selected our suppliers. The first item ordered is 320 sheets of 12mm Structural Plywood we will be ordering these items shortly…. a pallet load (440 lengths) of treated 63mm by 38mm CLS timber another pallet […]

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Feb 212017

 Over the last couple of days, we have been receiving a number of quotes for our materials. Today, we had a good price from our own local timber merchant (in Great Yarmouth) which is quite nice. They offered the cheapest price on the CLS timber, both treated and untreated. But they weren’t so hot on […]

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