Our giant meccano set has been delivered in time for Christmas, complete with plastic bag full of nuts and bolts.

Scott and Miles lifted in the steel from TR King, our local steel fabricator. The giant, and heavy ironwork will need to be lifted eight-plus feet, bolted and welded to make the frame for our new sun and dining room.

The pieces are bigger and heavier than we expected. But Sam, who will be organising the heavy lifting, seems unperturbed