Sunday, 28 June 2009

Cottage Perth New Build Day Twelve

Cottage Perth New Build Day Twelve
The timber frame was completed and roof trusses were erected today. Weather was sunny and spirits were high. Good progress.


Fergusson Gallery Perth

Fergusson Gallery Perth
The Fergusson Gallery in Perth houses the world's largest collection of work by the celebrated Scottish artist, John Duncan Fergusson. This forms part of the entire collection of Perth and Kinross Council's Heritage Service. The former waterworks was converted to an art gallery in 1992. While the exterior adds to Perths architectural heritage, inside are three modern galleries displayed with fine examples of Fergusson's paintings, drawings and sculpture.





Fergusson Gallery
Telephone 01738 783425
Entry is free of charge

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Cottage Perth New Build Day Eleven

Cottage Perth New Build Day Eleven
The rain was on which was the last thing needed as the joiners worked on the timber kit. However they were undeterred by the weather and carried on regardless.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Cottage Perth New Build Day Ten

Cottage Perth New Build Day Ten
The concreting of the floors was undertaken on day ten. It arrived by lorry was poured and vibrated then spread out and polished. The rain arrived later in the day but did not stop play. A good smooth surface was achieved, ideal for the superstructure.

The concrete is raked into position. Wellies are a must!



Thursday, 11 June 2009

Cottage Perth New Build Day Nine

Cottage Perth New Build Day Nine Insulation
The damp proof membrane was put down carefully then the insulation laid on top. This was it ready now for the concrete pour.




Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Cottage Perth New Build Day Eight

Cottage Perth New Build Day Eight

The drainage channels was excavated and the pipes laid in pea gravel today these were then back filled and the hardcore and sand blinding put down.
Drainage pipes for the bathroom

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Heart of Scotland Airshow Perth

Heart of Scotland Airshow Perth
The heart of Scotland air show with the Red Arrows today at Scone airport. Weather was very mixed but the Red Arrows put on an impressive display.




Perth Cottage New Build Day Seven

Perth Cottage New Build Day Seven
The hardcore arrived for the preparation of the concrete slab. This was laid and the pipes for the drainage put in place. A damp proof membrane will be laid over the hardcore, then insulation then the concrete on top of the insulation. Weather a bit mixed, sun and rain.

The mini digger spreads the hardcore stone evenly over the ground.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Perth Cottage New Build Day Six Blockwork

Perth Cottage New Build Day Six Blockwork
At last with day six and the foundations done, Ian and David start on the blockwork. The blocks arrived early and were lifted off the lorry by mechanical lifter. Ian set up his string lines and as David mixed the mortar the first blocks were laid in the corners.
David unties and sorts the blocks as the cement mixer churns away. Again were fortunate with the weather, warm and sunny.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Perth cottage New Build Day Five Concrete Pour

Perth Cottage New Build Day Five Concrete Pour
This was the day that the concrete for the foundations arrived. Delivery was by a big bowser from a local Perth Company. This was then transfered into a small dumper which buzzed around the site pouring the concrete exactly where it was needed.


David drove the dumper, Ian had the wellies on directing the pour and tamping down the concrete. Steel mesh reinforcing was placed in the foundations to strengthen them.The sun was shining all day, we even had to wet the concrete to stop it drying out too quick. A small frog was about to be entombed in concrete when all work stopped to save himm. He hopped away without a thanks! Cheek!