A careful site survey was necessary to tie the new frame to the existing house, and the oak frame had to be designed to partially sit on a steel girder over the bifolding doors whilst allowing sufficient headroom. These problems were soon overcome and work could begin on the frame allowing Dewi to do his bit and prepare the blockwork. The frame was mocked up in the workshop to ensure no nasty surprises on site and within 3 weeks was ready for transportation into the Welsh hills.
The frame went up like a dream with the help of Grant’s brother operating the telehandler, and I think we even managed to impress Dewi! He just couldn’t believe how quickly and accurately it all went together. Dewi continued with the build and took it to completion. Take a look at the results.