Marley Eternit Profile 6

Finishing the Walls

The week after I returned was not looking great we had the first mild storm going across. It was windier and wetter than the rest of the Autumn we struggled on through the 40mph gusts. Working in this type of weather is no fun. Normally easy tasks become increasingly difficult. Accuracy suffers and tiredness quickly takes over.


We managed to get the front of the building covered in the Marley and all looking good. We gave up on Thursday afternoon as the conditions were getting too difficult to continue. We decided to wait for another weather window. The following week was not looking too hot either. We said we would keep an eye out for the weather but had pencilled in Tuesday as a possible day to get all of the roof sheets on and properly attached. We needed a dry day for this.


All Prep Complete

By the end of the 8th of October all of the insulation had been cut and carefully fitted, avoiding gaps, taped, and sealed against the weather. The buildings skeleton is no longer visible and the building has become podgy with the addition of the insulations thick coat. The flashings have all been fitted.

Unfortunately we had one wrong size, too short, flashing for one of the front sloping wall corners. This means that we have to get another flashing piece from Neptune in Glasgow to complete this corner. They have already told me that it can be ready when I am next passing on the 16th of October, so not too long a wait.


This doesn't stop us getting on with the rest of the flashings around the building in preparation for the installation of the Marley sheathing. We should begin this from the rear of the building on Thursday or Friday 9th of October. We will see how far we get with this by the end of Friday. I will update with pictures.

As can be seen below we started on the sheathing of the lower wall panels after lunch on Friday we managed to measure and set out and then cut and place five sheets on the north side and two sheets on the east side. We will crack on first thing Monday 12th October. I am off to work on Wednesday and will pick up flashings from Neptune Fabrications on my way past Glasgow.


Both of us are keen to get on with getting to wind and watertight as quickly as possible as the winter storms will begin to roll towards us across the Atlantic.