Monday, 1 December 2008

Porthole

I've been working on fitting the porthole windows over the weekend and while Richard fits the second skylight today.

First I made a former from bits of scrap wood and nailed it in place from the outside. Then I squidged some render and bits of brick into the gaps from the inside, which I forgot to take a picture of. When that had set, I could take the former off from the outside leaving a lovely round hole for the window frame.


The frame was then wedged in place and all the gaps filled with expanding foam, the greatest building material ever invented.


Here's the window from the outside after I'd sealed the the bare render with watered down paint.

2 comments:

Lou said...

Amazing job! I can't wait to see this when it's all done.

Sabina and Brett said...

You're gaf is coming on fab!! I was hoping to visit soon but realise now may not be the best timing.... when can I come & look through your porthole? Bean x p.s. nice studio!