The thing is……each of the trusses is not level with the next, so we have to fit purpose built “spacers” to each top cord before we can place the purlins. This takes a lot of time and effort. My arms are tired. My legs are tired. But my spirit is soaring!
|Rainwater was coming in through the roof, melting the mud bricks and mortar.|
The response to the call to help save Kok’s Cottage has been overwhelming. People are volunteering their time and their special skills. I just took a call now from an old friend who is able to re-do the damaged window and door frames to match the originals. What can you contribute? Spread the word. What can your friends contribute? We will make this happen. Remember our 2 week “volunteer camp” starts on Saturday 22 June 2013. Its gonna be cold, its gonna be hard work, but its all worth while.
We found the cottage in a severe state of disrepair – some of the bricks are mud bricks other on kiln burnt clay bricks with mud and lime mortar.
the rain coming in though the holes in corrugated iron roof has got to the walls and is causing them to “dissolve”.
I fear the whole house could very soon come crashing down.