Thursday, 18 September 2008

Roof update

More than a month after the clever breathable membrane was put in place, we now have a fully slated roof. The weather has been ghastly and it just ain't safe sliding around up there in the wet. Just two bits of roof left to do now: the stable roof in the same reclaimed slate, just to the left of the photo and attached to the threshing barn; and the round house roof, behind the barn, also attached. The round house will be thatched which is a process I've never really seen up close and personal, so there will be reports and photos. Soon the oak for the huge barn doors will have to be ordered and there will be feverish carpentering, flying sawdust and ringlets of paper thin timber paving the ground and the workshop.

4 comments:

Lindsay said...

Visit my blog tomorrow - have just taken photos at a village called Wootton Rivers near Marlborough. Most of the houses are thatched and one was in the process of receiving a new roof.

garfer said...

Looks as though it's coming along nicely.

If I were you I'd convert it into a holiday cottage and let it at £1000 a week. City folk like to look at chickens and stuff, and would enjoy getting down and dirty (in Boden country clothing) with the straw chewing yokels.

paula said...

this is superb - can't quite believe my eyes!

Liquid Roof said...

Really nice photo and you are right that it not safe to go on such roofs in rain or snow. be careful. :)