All Wrapped-up in Time for Christmas

Things are heating up here in Cambridge!

But far from wilting under the sudden onslaught of summer, we're thriving, and we have something that resembles a house a little more each day. It's difficult to believe that just three weeks ago we were arriving back in town with an empty trailer!

As always, we've been busy since our last update, working away to try to get her wrapped up and safe from the afternoon thunderstorms.

But first, the little matter of making sure she doesn't collapse under her own weight...

Steel wizard Sean works his magic on a set of steel plate reinforcements for our lofts.

Steel wizard Sean works his magic on a set of steel plate reinforcements for our lofts.

Georgia coating the steel with zinc paint.

Georgia coating the steel with zinc paint.

Steel reinforcing glued and screwed into place. Solid as a rock!

Steel reinforcing glued and screwed into place. Solid as a rock!

By this point it had begun to rain regularly in the afternoons, our temporary polythene cover was looking worse for wear, and we were getting worried about our wood warping and leaving us with a Salvador Dali house. 

We needed a roof!

First we installed the fascia boards along the eaves.

First we installed the fascia boards along the eaves.

Then the colorsteel appeared!

Then the colorsteel appeared!

As eager as we were to get it up there, Dad made sure we had roofing paper down first.

As eager as we were to get it up there, Dad made sure we had roofing paper down first.

Then, screw by screw, we fixed the corrugate to the frame.

Then, screw by screw, we fixed the corrugate to the frame.

Mutley approved of our colour choice!

Mutley approved of our colour choice!

Roofing, it turns out, is hot work. But after a couple of days roasting in the sun, and several dozen ice-blocks, we got the colorsteel up.

Check it out!

Check it out!

Anxious to protect our wooden walls and floor, we moved quickly on to the building-wrap. We went with a Barricade flame retardant wrap, suitable for direct fixed cladding like we're planning to install.

Georgia works, Sam poses for the internet! That's the deal, right?

Georgia works, Sam poses for the internet! That's the deal, right?

Snug as a bug in a rug!

Snug as a bug in a rug!

We're starting to get a good idea of what the house will be like inside and out now. Exciting times!

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Mutley's not sure why we've built her a collossal cat-box, but she'll take it!

Mutley's not sure why we've built her a collossal cat-box, but she'll take it!