The big lift

The frame has been repaired and the sole-plate largely replaced on account of large quantities of unseen rot within the heart of the beams. Three RSJs spanning the width of the cottage were inserted immediately under the sole plate. Beneath the ends of these beams, a simple pot-jack was positioned on wooden chocks within the masonry wall. This allowed for controlled and incremental raising of the entire frame, up to six inches in the south west corner. The entire process took two hours.

new sole plate and scarfed frame!

One thought on “The big lift

  1. So pleased to read all this. You are to be congratulated for preserving Leigh’s past. We are the Archivists at Leigh Heritage Centre. Could we have a copy of your reports please.
    Best wishes
    Jennifer and Ed Simpson


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