Lots of rain and a charity mountain bike ride. 4C4C ( 4 coasts for charity)

1st November 2012

We had a dry week for putting the roof on at Grizebeck and that's been about it,apart from the odd 
half dry day,tough times and i cant remember a summer like it .

At Grizebeck the old flat roof was stripped to make way for the new pitched slate roof, it was essential we had a dry week as without the use of a canopy it would have been Nye on impossible.
but we did it,with the the new peak built and roof timbers on and felted in for last Friday we felt a great sense of achievement,well done lads.
The roof can now be slated in and would expect this to be complete by mid November.sand stone ridges will be sourced to match in with the existing and should finish the roof off nicely.
Rob our stone mason has i think done a fine job on the chimney and internal fire place.
Windows and doors will also be arriving soon so things are coming together .
First fix plumbing and electrics will also soon be underway so we will keep you posted.

Coniston is now ready for first fix plumbing, the underfloor heating is in and complete with a screeded topping now in place ,our plasterers have all but completed the external roughcast with smooth rendered plinths and with most of the scaffolding removed we now can start to see the fruits of our labour.
Top water drainage and soil pipes can now be installed externally and our joiner Sam Clarke is busy installing the slated canopy to the front elevation and this should enhance the building tremendously from an aesthetics point of view.
Plastering of the inside should get underway within 2 weeks so exciting times for the properties owner.

Finally work aside i am training for the Coast to Coast mountain bike route which we intend to complete within four days next June ,West to East then come back to the West coast via the C2C
road route .
The trip has another dimension to it though. we have called it the 4C4C four coasts for charity. we intend to motor cycle from Lands End to St Bees do the C2C both ways then return to our Motor Cycles and complete our journey to John o Groats via the west coast for summer \solstice.
Quite a trip and if anyone is interested in taking part or donating to my chosen Charity's then please call me.
I will also be working 1 weekend in every month from now until we leave.( all proceeds to charity ) so if you can help please call 07831299053. 
This blog site will also show content of the training program and pictures when we are out and about so watch this space.

 Robs Chimney stack complete with the lead tray.

 We invested in a pan site mixer earlier in the year and can be used ether with our telehandler or tractor and is a fantastic piece of kit and can be used for the mixing of site concrete or mixing of floor screeds,the beauty of it is that if it is used with the telehandler we can mix at our own speed ,no waste in materials as we mix what we want when we want it and also the mixed product can be laid with minimal manual handling saving time and money.
 As  you can see from the above picture with very precise machine handling this underfloor heating screed was mixed on site then sent through the patio doorway into the building and laid with minimal effort.

My daughter and i enjoying a well earned hot chocolate break next to Coniston lake.

Thanks again for viewing my blog.
see you soon.

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