The most satisfying part of any build? The time when all the hard work, setting out, preparation and precise making comes together in a heroic couple of days. At a stroke, the form of the building becomes visible. This one is particularly satisfying for me – it’s made on site, from timber grown and milled on site, – with no treatment, processing or transport.
Above: First frame being lifted into place.
Above: First frame up, with second on ground and ready to lift.
Above: Two frames up, Third Frame assembled on the ground and ready to lift.
Above: Truing frames with a plumb bob fashioned from a hammer and a piece of string.
Above: Four frames up. Now ready for secondary structure.
With Alan Matthews, Christopher Matthews, Bernard Twist.