Canham Builders have now arrived on site and are constructing a temporary covered work area. This will provide shelter for all the joinery work starting with the huge foundation timbers.
The foundation design is shown below. The 250mm square oak bearers will be joined using scarf joints. These use folding wedges - a pair of triangular shaped oak wedges which when driven into the joint from either side pull it tight.
The floor joists will then sit between these beams adding further rigidity to the entire structure.