Sep 242018

This morning, we created a further set of glazing bars for clamping down the fourth edge along the bottom of each window in the Skylight. It is a 20mm wide and 4mm thick in a so-called feather edge style. We sliced up our supply of 7 lengths of 4metres strips, into 33 individual pieces, 10 […]

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Sep 202018

Today, this afternoon, we resumed the job of assembling the bits and pieces to build our Skylight module. We went around the left end of the skylight and along the front, doing another seven rafters, two diagonal rafters and three sections of the rims. Everything got the same treatment as yesterday, all glued and screwed […]

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Sep 192018

Yesterday we started on the task of installing and assembling our Skylight framework for real, right on top of our roof – at last! The first job was to finish off putting on the wooden platform on the second scaffolding tower and get that ready for action. Then, using strips of foam, tied down with […]

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Sep 152018

Yesterday and today, we got down to the task of preparing our Skylight framework and all its individual pieces, to get them ready to be installed up on the top of the roof. The first job was to clean the bottom surface of all the items, to remove all the dribbles etc. and produce a […]

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Sep 132018

Yesterday and today, we continued with the task of coating the white top coat of the polyester resin on the wooden framework of the Skylight. We finally finished it today mid-afternoon. Tomorrow, we will check all the surfaces for any defects, rub down any spiky bits and sand clean the bottom edge (this never had […]

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Sep 112018

Today, we rubbed down the second layer on all the pieces to get rid of a small number of drips and dribbles, plus also doing this coat of transparent base layer, revealed more knot hole problems so we dealt with them (by chiselling deeper into the knots themselves and then filling them with our 2-part […]

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Sep 082018

Yesterday, we started the process of painting the framework of the Skylight. We first removed all the tarpaulins we had covering things against any possible rain showers, and then unscrewed and dismantled the whole thing. All 33 rafters came into the workshop and the longer ridge beams and rim parts were left outside in the […]

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