There is very little left for the contractor to do on the barn to complete phase one of the works. After that we are back in the lap of the Xunta awaiting full planning permission to allow phase two, and the conversion of the barn into a family house. Our application went in at the beginning of March and our architect tells us it could take anything from another few weeks, to another six months, before we get the decision.
There is a little carpentry, and the slate window sills need to be fitted, and then it is a matter of Facundo cleaning and clearing site and moving onto the next job. I’ll be sad to see them go, we’ve had a good laugh over the last few weeks, and the site seems eerily quiet without their machines and chain saws.
Here is a look at the barn ‘before and after’ so that you can see what has been achieved in the last seven weeks (click on the image for a larger view).
The ‘before’ was taken mid-May 2011, the ‘after’ on December 7th 2011