Living and Building a home in the heart of France
6th September 2005
At 6 this morning, (it was still dark!) a grumpy lorry driver delivered three pallets containing our doors, windows and shutters. The front door and shutters are treated timber which should later be stained dark oak. They come glazed, hinged and bracketted, ready to go.
Instead of having a large stock of preformed bends, using the crimping machine in the back of their van he simply bent a length of downpipe into the right shape, made to measure.
Then at a more comfortable 10am, a van arrived bringing two happy workers and our guttering.
He snipped three cuts into each corner of the lower end then eased the bottom edge inward to push-fit it into the main downpipe.
The prepainted aluminium gutters are the same colour as the roof tiles and the downpipes are cream (underneath the protective film) to match the rendering on the walls.