Starting on the floor

Another section of roof has been finished. The water reed thatching on one of the roof sections building 547 was completed today and now has a neat stepped finish.

Janey and Guy tie on a sway on building 547.

Janey and Guy tie on a sway on building 547.

With the roof now complete we started to prepare the ground for the chalk floor in building 851. Our buildings are situated on a sloping site and so the first job today was to remove some of the turf from the upslope section. A layer of dry chalk was tamped into place to create a level surface then a wet mix of chalk is being laid on top, the smoothing of this with our hands is producing some lovely squelchy noises!

The dry chalk tamped into place.

The dry chalk tamped into place.

The chalk floor being laid in building 851.

The chalk floor being laid in building 851.

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