Friday, 12 November 2010

Shakes and ladders.

After a bit of a quiet day yesterday (75 mph winds excepted) it was time today to turn to work of a more physical nature. A quick drive into Cheshire to collect a couple of copies of my surviving window surrounds means much grunting and groaning up scaffolding and shaky ladders come Monday morning. If these two work as good as I expect, then it is off back to Cheshire to order another dozen which when lime rendered in after the frosts, should leave the house looking rather smart. Also on the cards next week is demolition and rebuilding of one wall of main kitchen plus demolition of extension on gate lodge...lots of work and an even lighter wallet!

10 comments:

Vinogirl said...

They look rather substantial.

Scrobs... said...

What are they called Thud?

There's a couple of houses round here with a similar detail, and I rate them very highly.

For practical purposes, they can do a lot to shed water off the window, which is presumably what they're for, as well as look good.

Albert said...

I thought you had other jobs to do inside the house,went to Bents Garden centre in Glazebury village, A574 by Leigh, today and who should arrive by a red London Routemaster bus, but father Christmas and his elves,they were giving out sweets to all the kids,well worth a visit to the place,apple tree's galore,sloe berries in booze ,allsorts of house tat,smellies,it appears that Winterval has followed the leftwingnuts down the drain and Christmas is back along with all it's finery,halleluia.

Thud said...

Scrobs....i've always called them window hoods but who knows?n they do look good though.
Albert...hooray christmas is safe again from the commies.

James Higham said...

My goodness, you're back over here. Was that the blinding flash of light I saw passing?

Thud said...

James....if it was preceeded by a white van then yes!

haddock said...

If I remember correctly that type of lintel is termed 'labelled', the 'label' being the projection to stop water dripping onto the window.... the ends are termed dropped labels... cant remember what the final bits are called.... probably stops.... so it is a lintel with dropped stopped label or somesuch.
I had a book of terms used to describe old buildings.. my architect son has it, he has been commanded to find said book and report back.....
we need to know these things.....

haddock said...

the book was titled
Brunskill, R. W., 1976. A Systematic Procedure for Recording English Vernacular Architecture, London: Ancient Monuments Society.

interesting to know the names of fings

Thud said...

Haddock. Interesting and important, I am in your debt.

haddock said...

there's a copy on Amazon for $20 or so.... it would be quicker than anything number1 son does......him bein' an harchitect an' all.