With the rain continuing to pour and no chance of cracking on the the ground works in the mill we took advantage of the roof over the long barn and started building the internal walls.
To help with the budget we will be conducting a lot of the non skilled work ourselves. This weekend our task set by the builders was to remove the rotten floor and floor joists above the hallway and utility room. We finished, exhausted at 8pm on a Saturday night in January.
As the weather continued to present flood warning after flood warning across the south west work in the long barn continued. By the end of week 3 the builders had constructed all the internal walls in the long barn, moved up the one remaining elm beam in order to accommodate a slight change in floor level as well as begin able to take advantage of a break in the weather to pour the slab in the kitchen in the mill.