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14 Sep 16

Bothy at Standen: Day 7

Yesterday was a productive day with all the roof battens fixed in place, the first of the tiles going down and one side of wooden cladding fixed in place. Each panel was burnt to give it the blackened effect. This morning the large stained glass window panel has gone in and the stone wall underneath is starting.

The large stained glass window panel for the Bothy

13 Sep 16

Bothy at Standen: Day 6

Today the roof is starting to be covered with all the tiles Will made using Wadhurst clay. There are over 500 tiles to first of all be carried up to Rock Top Walk, before being arranged in varying tile patterns on the roof.

The tiles Will made using Wadhurst clay

12 Sep 16

Bothy at Standen: Day 5

Work continues today on Bothy with the stained glass door now in place and the battens going on the roof for the tiles. The sandstone rocks have arrived from the quarry at West Hoathly which will be used to build a wall under the mezzanine platform too.

Standen Bothy begins to take shape