Timeline – Frame Erection Week 2

Storm Gareth strikes

The week can be summed up as a battle with the weather. The worst of Storm Gareth was experienced on Tuesday 12th, when the winds drove cold rain into the exposed area where work was being carried out on the roof timbers. The storm continued through the week with gusting winds and sudden rain and hail showers.

Steel Frame vs Timber Frame Alignment

With the last section of the steel frame craned onto the timber frame, it was time to check the results of all the dimension checking right back to the steel foundation ring beam. The end to end of the building difference was measured as 11mm. The steel people claimed that they could have reduced this by strapping the steels before the attach to the timber panel to make sure all the steels were aligned..........

Monday 11 March at 9am

Ready to start cutting all the roof timbers on site

Thursday 14 March at 8am

Final installation of the remaining roof trusses with the 3rd opening for a Velux roof window. Site tidy up ready for inspection of erection by Merronbrook

Thursday 14 March at 2pm

Steve Linge (Technical Director - Merronbrook) and Dillon Lodge (Timberframe Designer - Merronbrook) make a detailed inspection of the finished timber frame
Discussion of results of the inspection with Mike Linge who ran the site erection for Merronbrook