Its funny how building things up takes a lot less time than demolishing old stuff.
Anyhow, we seem to have acquired a new wall! :)
So, the concrete had about a week to set properly in the supporting columns, time to move onwards.
Sadly I never took any pictures of them being fitted.
Here's the plan which was originally intended, but its been modified slightly as there wasn't space for the second course above the lintels, and also where it ties into the existing wall is slightly different.
But anyhow, you can see what was intended.
Simple, I can swing one end at a time, so dragged it onto some old metal pipes and attached a rope and dragged/rolled it towards the door.
5 minutes work! :)
Then back to the center of balance and try to position it equally above the two load bearing pillars. (no pics either)
Then simply one side up at a time, lots of glue/mortar stuff under it and back down.
The chains simply allow that added freedom and safety to reposition the winch, shorten the pull etc and move points of leverage.
And the final resting place!
So the little padstones needed to be individually cut and tapered to fit the gap.
The "lounge" area looks huge now its been tidied up and with the large opening..
Hopefully wood should arrive tomorrow to start altering the roof beams for the boiler platform..