Saturday, 26 February 2011


Both dormers are up the sarking has been started, velux window spacing is nearly complete. So roof well on it's way to being finished.
Slates will come later, probably a lot later.

Friday, 18 February 2011


The rafters are up, the gable ends are both on and now our first dormer window frame is up. Iain and Paul have been working all the time they can spare to complete the roof. Iain has been taking time out to do his day job and Paul has a boat to build.
As you can see it now looks like a house. There is another dormer to go up and then the insulation and sarking so it will look like the porch roof does.
Of course there is a lot more to do but it's looking good!

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Beginning of the roof

Now the trusses are up on the roof, Iain and Paul can begin fixing them into place.
In this picture you can see we have internal walls.

Friday, 4 February 2011


Not much has been happening because we have been away for a few days. Iain has been working on the digger, not with the digger. The starter (the bit the key goes in) has given up so we have a new one on order.
He hasn't been able to work on the roof as the winds have been too strong. Last night part of the gable end came part way down, so Iain and Paul have been up and removed it properly and the nails.
One of the large packs of insulation came out of the croft and hit the caravan so Iain had to go take that to the barn. We have a spare portaloo in case they can't get here to empty ours, and it blew over in the wind.
The caravan is fine and so are we.
Hopefully tomorrow will be fine so the roof building can proceed as scheduled. Sam is due to come down with his telescopic forklift and our scaffold tower arrived yesterday so fingers crossed the weather will be okay.