Preparing the site and raising the barn – part 1

Early in  July, DPL Structures Ltd (a local company – who also dismantled the barn from its original site) dug the footing holes for barn plinths on site.

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On the hottest day of the year the concrete was poured (a standard concrete mix, but including between 21 and 35% fly-ash to reduce cement content).

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Into this they set the 4-bolt sets to secure the barn stanchions.

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Later in the month, DPL commenced erection of the frame itself . It only took them  2 days to put it all up!

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This is me checking out the final result – actually something to show for all the effort and noise!!

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The bolts receiving the foot of a leg

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I am a small but feisty (unless you include dishwashers, fishing rods, doors or Chihuahuas) Jack Russell terrier. I like food, sleeping in the sun and chasing balls, cats and anything else that runs. I also like living in the country, which is why I've commissioned my humans to build me a new house - read on......

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