Cathy Duff's Knox muddie
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Anthony and James aloft fired
bricks on main fireplace.
Framework started (North side)
Framework started (South side)
Laying the first mud-brick. Brick
is notched on LHS to fit into angle bracket nailed to post.
Cathy and her parents laying
bricks on Western wall.
Framework and roofing completed;
some mud-bricks laid on Southern wall.
Lunchtime for James and Anthony
in the fireplace. Note reo that was used between every fourth
layer of mud-bricks, plus angle brackets for steadying end bricks
Family and Bruce at start of
column on North wall.
Column work in progress from
the inside. Timber stacked on the floor to be used for internal
View of courtyard and columns
work in progress from the North.
A variety of mud-brick colours.
Those in the foreground, a beautiful pink hue, are from Alistair
Knox's property in Mt Pleasant Road; we made the lighter clay-coloured
ones in the background from our own soil; and the darker middle
lot were made by a couple of outside guys.
Brick work laying in progress
on South wall laundry and bathroom. Nice coloured oregon pine
rafters and ceiling.
The first column nearly completed.
Slightly tidier view of completed
Fired bricks being laid on the
floor. Just to be different, we used floor boards for our ceiling.
That's the back of the meter box embedded in the South wall;
we needed a large one to take the three-phase fittings. Alistair
called it Grant's Tomb while it was being built.
Kitchen work in progress: oregon
pine bench tops, recycled kauri pine flooring for vertical panels.
Anthony on step-up stool. Just a few more bricks to go on the
Bit of a scrabble for space:
kitchen being built out of sight on the right of photo, while
we are still laying mud-bricks on the adjacent wall. Note the
OH&S approved ladder in the background.
One of Cathy's inquisitive magpies
joins us for lunch.
South wall just about completed.
Lovely wall hacked to take power
Solid, and heavy, jarrah stairway
in place - no hand rails yet. Pews stripped back to bare timber.
& Cathy Duff