Last week Dill, my bricklayer, came for a day and managed to get he porch up to wall plate. That's the piece of wood on top of the block work that the roof sits on.
|Porch up to plate|
This then meant that he didn't have to come back until I've cut the roof on to the porch, as he need the rafters to guide his brickwork.
I think he was hoping I'd take ages to get round to it, as he's really busy at the moment, but yesterday afternoon I managed to get the carcasing timber for the roof up.
A roof of any size is awkward on your own, just to get he first few rafters up with the ridge board but I managed okay off the top of my wobbly step ladder!
|The frist two rafters cut just to check the pitch of the roof - 35 degrees|
|From the side|
Feels a little closer to completion, although I know their is lots to do yet. Trying to fit it in here and there is difficult but good practice for when we start the extension properly! Hopefully my bricklayer will be back soon and then I can get the windows and door fitted!
Anyone else do any work to their house over the weekend?