The gateposts are finally in.
Yesterday our wonderful builders put most of the tops stones in place on top of the new walls and got the gate posts up at the right levels and concreted in place. These posts will take the weight of the gates and be hidden by stonework to match the walls.
And thanks to our morning out to the quarry near Caernarvon last Friday .... yep, we go to all the best places together ... we now have the stones that will cover the steel posts. The same company Trefor Granite Quarry supplies the granite that makes curling stones, and some of our stones have the distinct curved edge that shows they were once part of a rock that has been turned into a curling stone. The curved bits will be faced inwardly unfortunately so this 'claim to fame' will be hidden from view.
That trailer is holding two tons of stone, just enough for the three posts.
And then this morning .... ta da!!
The gates are on .... they most likely won't stay on for long but measurements had to be taken and fittings checked and I couldn't resist getting a quick photo of how it will soon look. I've just had a quick peek out of the window, and yay ... the first few stones have been placed around the pedestrian gate post.
Next week on Monday, there is a very big delivery expected. The steel supports that will be the framework of the garage and workshop have been made, galvanised and are almost ready for loading on the truck :-)
It's all starting to come together rather nicely.