|Back pavilion finished and hallway nearing completion
|Eastern wall of main pavilion and hall formed up to roof height
Overnight and early rain on Sunday threatened the days full schedule, but the rain cleared allowing me to climb on the entry roof and finish the form work for the parapet wall. Experience made this easier. On the outside I put form work up to the full height, then just raised the form work up inside. On the highest sloped sections I just added an extra piece of form work on top of the work that had just been done, so that the roof could be consistently reached up the slope. Outside I had two slopes to deal with, that of the roof of the main pavilion and that of the parapet wall where the roof of the bathroom and entry intersected. This was dealt with by using two pieces of form work to complete that section, one sloped to match the roof of the main pavilion and the other sloped to match the entry roof, the two joining together where they were level.
|Pipes to be hemped around on inside of parapet wall
|Ben working on the top sections of the sloped eastern wall
As a consolation Ben was able to finish the sloped east and west walls of the main pavilion and also used our time to finish the hallway, it was protected from the driving rain by the main pavilion to the north. With so much rain I could not even take photos of the work we had done.
We got close, but could not achieve our goal of completing the main pavilion. We now have the next two weekends left to finish off the main pavilion and the front pavilion, which will complete all the hemping on the house. Not sure if we can do it all in that time, but we will try. Also not sure we will have enough binder. On my calculations the volume of the walls is 32m3, this did not take into account eh volume taken up by the frame as that was an unknown quantity. I was initially going to order enough binder for 35m3 of wall, which was 520 bags, but increased this to 540 bags to allow a greater margin of error. If we had not lost 17 bags of binder to the walls that we made that were too dry and had to be knocked down we would definitely have enough binder. It is my estimate is that it will take us about 38 bags of binder to finish the house and we only have 38 bags of binder. This does not leave any margin for error. After next weekend we will have a better idea whether we will have enough binder and enough time.