Let the games begin.
The first phase of building involves excavation of the exterior ground levels all around the building to provide drainage trenches and ensure that exterior floor levels are below the eventual interior floor level.
Internally, the existing flag stone, cobble and concrete floors have been removed and dug out down to the level necessary for the installation of the new floor.
Hardcore has been placed in the main barn and compacted as the beginnings of the new floor.
The wooden first floor in the kitchen end of the barn has been removed.
Trenches have been cut along the back of the building and across the yard, complete with pipework to carry waste to the green clean-water sewage system (of which more shortly) that has been installed in the nearby field.