All windows have received lintels, starting with the kitchen window. A lintel is a component that helps to distribute the load of the structure above.
A lintel has also been added above the west window. This west wall is now nearing its final height and is ready for a roof beam.
Uh oh. Snow and ice from a winter storm melted and it softened the yet unsupported cob above the window and a section collapsed.
No worries. Lintel support was added and repair is well underway. Cob is such a forgiving material to work with.
Today lintels were installed above the south side windows. The remainder of the week will be spent adding height to the south wall.
Following that some final height will be added to the north wall to support a ridge beam. Then the cottage will be ready for roof work.