Set out in the standard way with the use of barge boards and string lines, the foundations were formed by digging 1 cubic metre holes. This was heavy going as it was all done by hand and the material we removed – for later use in the internal plaster – was a heavy blue clay. The holes were then filled with scalpings which was compacted using a trench rammer. In hindsight we could / should have used larger stones in the bottom of the holes with the scalpings on top which might have seen us have to lump a little less material onto site (roughly 9 tons of scalpings!).
Constructing the A-frames
Putting on the cladding