Wednesday, 16 January 2013

First Part of the Steel Structure goes Up

Hardwills from Beaminster have been hard at it, since Monday  three men have erected the main superstructure of the main building , just the ground and first floors so far. You will see we have decided to have the steel work painted in dark black to imitate the colour scheme of the original Dutch Barn.  The south facing stanchions will be exposed in front of the cladding.

This shot shows the extra long stanchions that start from the basement level, you are looking at the westerly gable end and you will see the house in the far distance beyond the eastern gable end.

This is the basement end, these two bays including the basement will form the basis of the new gallery.

This view is taken from the eastern end showing the side that the lean to will attach to. You can see that the mid has been an irritant to the steeple jacks. They have done very well considering.

This angle taken from the westerly gable end shows the ground floor beams which will carry the block and beam concrete floor. David Cloud will be building the block and beam basement and the block work walls 
and supports under the outer beams and the central parts of the floor beams in the coming week.

This is the view looking North west, showing the tubular supports that knit the whole structure together, they are included to help support the building from strong south westerly winds !