Whilst we wait for M Fabre I have continued to make good progress with the old barn and it is close to being transformed into my woodworking shop.
The second section of floor has now been concreted and the walls have been constructed using sawn timber (the French don't have 4"2" but 60mm x 80mm) and Poplar.
The poplar is like waste product that comes in varied widths so it suits the frame of the old barn because nothing is plumb or straight. It would have been too expensive to re build so we have settled for a cheaper yet robust option.
The machinery is installed and tomorrow I hope to complete the walls.