The drive pillars are finished 🙂
Last week I made a rudimentary sign to stop people parking in front of the wall (there’s been a few mystery cars parked there for a long time).
On Monday the stonemason arrived at 8am with his mate and his JCB to knock down the wall. This what it looked like at the end of Day One, the wall is down – the bad stone (there was a lot of crumbled slate) has been removed and the concrete bases for the pillars are drying.
End of Day Two – the pillars are starting to rise.
End of Day Three. That oblong space on the wall in the left is for a name plate, I need to get it made up and the stonemason is going to come back and mount it for me.
End of Day Four – pier caps are starting to take shape.
Day Five – Pier caps and capping on the wall is done.
N.B. I believe the mortar will end up a lot lighter than this when it is fully dry, so should be a little less “contrasty”. The temptation to write my name in it has been strong but I’ve resisted…. so far.