Sunday, 23 October 2016

Extension Progress - Roof Carcass Day 1

We made a good start on the roof yesterday. 
Dill had got the brick work finished the day before (which is a post in itself that I'll do later) so it meant that Saturday we could start the roof. 
Andy, pictured above, came to give me a hand. He's the man that trained me to be a carpenter many years ago!  
The roof itself is quite complicated as it's trussed and has purlins so some head scratching in a few places but I was really pleased with the progress we made in a day. My brother came over in the afternoon to lend a helping hand.






There's still loads to do but by the end of the day we managed to get all the heavy and awkward timbers in, leaving me with stuff I can do myself. 
I need to now finish the rest of the rafters, support the purlins, install the ceiling joists, fit binders to carry the ceiling, fasica and soffitt to fit, felt it, batten it, line the chimney, tile the roof. I don't think my week without the children will be enough to get it all done but it's a start at least! 

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  1. your doing amazing. cant wait to see the pictures going along.

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    1. I'll try to keep you posted! I think it's going to be a long week!

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  2. I don't think you will be ordering a skip for your off cuts Kev. I am sure you will burn them or recycle them round the smallholding.

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    1. No skips here! It's treated timber so I wouldn't burn it in a open fire, but in a log burner it's fine! Should help to keep us warm!

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  3. Got to love challenging framing jobs like that one. No two rafters are the same. That speed square I sent you has all the formulas for working the angles on the hip cuts. Though more often than not I tend to do things like that on the fly just cutting to fit using a bevel square.

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    1. We've been using the square but for the hip cuts we the ready reconer book, but double checked with a tape! Hips are always a tricky one to work out! The trouble with this roof is the purlins that the hip has to support.

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  4. I'm sure you wouldn't waste anything. You'll find a use for the excess/off cuts. Lookin good.

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    1. Very little waste here! All bricks and blocks waste will be used to build up the patio and the wood will be burnt to keep us warm!

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  5. Now that I have a real job, I'm thinking of transferring into the carpentry department so that i can learn carpentry. I am starting to learn groundskeeping. I could try plumbing. I do have the pants for it.

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  6. Wow, that's great! It will be exciting to see it completed.

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  7. Kev, you are so lucky to have such good helpers. Love seeing the progress. Be safe up there!

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  8. Excellent Kev, looking great. Let's hope we don't have a freak hurrican this week....

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  9. Great work! I envy people who are not afraid of heights.

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  10. Great work! I envy people who are not afraid of heights.

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  11. A great blog. Mine is about living in a care home and is boring by comparison. But I try,.

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