Our week gets off to a rather snowy start as was predicted - This time we are just east of Bingley - Gilstead Hall, an 18th century hall divided into 3 homes with fine crenellations!
its a steep driveway with limited access - we weren't sure we'd drive out so easily!
The garden wasn't a lot easier! - the whole cabin was transported through to the back garden via the customer's kitchen (their suggestion!) access was always going to be a major headache...
The cabin arrived late due to the weather, so we got it all into the garden ready for a fresh start the next morning...
Everything went through the open doorway on the left - everything!
The 44mm solid Pine 'logs' stacked in place - ready for the 'off'!
The bearers go down and the first row of timbers are set down on top - so glad the base was already laid!!
We had the cabin built to rafter height (about an hour on from this picture) before the snow came in with a vengeance, and by the time we had got the roof half on, in came the coldest sleet I can ever remember together with very high winds - that was enough for one day!
A lunchtime view on day 3 from what used to be the original Hall's tennis court upto the cabin - hard to believe the day before gave us snow, sleet and high winds - today broken cloud, blue sky and a log cabin looking splendid in its new elevated position.
This cabin has the full 'works' - roof insulation (50mm Xtratherm boards) followed by plasterboard ceiling (taped and jointed), floor insulated (50mm Xtratherm), underfloor heating, electrics and Cat5 networking - with double glazed windows as standard, we think the customer is going to have a toasty new office.
Sunshine at last - snow seems almost a distant memory
Electric underfloor heating element, bonded to a reinforced fabric mesh and coated in tear resist foil to keep heat in the floor - there's 50mm of Xtratherm below that and 18mm solid pine floor beneath that!!
A splendid new Canadian Elm laminate floor over the top of the electric underfloor heating mat - electric cables are left loose for the electrician to complete his second fix tomorrow.
This is what 4 days of hard work and numerous cups of tea can achieve!
A majestic sight - on a majestic site!