Builders seem to be everywhere at the moment; even chez nous.
We're having the exterior weather-boarding replaced at the barn. The old wood was tired, split, and brittle, and had served its purpose. I think the barn was built in 1976, so it's lasted quite well.
Our builder has only just started (the brown area, bottom left), and I shall show more as he advances.
It's a slow business, but our man is a perfectionist; and that's how we like it. This morning it looks like this (below).
For the moment he has just taken off all the old wood from the East facing façade (the entrance), revealing all my insulation from when I built the interior walls. On the other side of the silver stuff is about 15 cms of Rock Wool behind the brick and plaster. It's extremely well insulated.
There's a lot to do; it's a big building. When done, the work will be almost finished. There is still one bathroom that needs attention, plus a small room, and a few doors.
Maybe all will be done before the end of the year. I do hope so. Maybe we will then be able to relax.