Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gable Ends Done

The hole to be filled with the Pot Belly Stove chimney interface. This can't be wood as the chimney can reach tempratures of 600C


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Roof is on!!

The 2.44m x 7.2m side of the roof is now on phew.... another 2kg of nails used today..

Some dim pictures as we forgot cameras so used my phone instead.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Almost half the Roof Done

Great progress today ... got first half of roof on.

Please note the hole in the mid section of the roof is to allow for a special section of roof that has the wood burning stove chimney in.. this will not be made of wood as it will need to withstand temperatures of around 600C at the interface point which would not be too good if it was wood. Wouldn't want the workshops to get too hot now would we?

We have seen a nice version of this interface in a local model shop in an old barn conversion that has a wood burning stove and we will be look at making a similar interface.

Anyway here are the pictures of half a roof..

It was a bit tricky getting the first panel in as we had to wedge a wider gap on the end rafter to enable the wood to slide under. Once this was in place the rest all just lined up beautifully!

View across the rooftop .. first to the east then to the west ...

In this pic can see how nicely it all tucked in under that crossbeam rafter ... absolutely perfect seal to keep the rain out ... will be perfect for when we get the roof underlay and felt on.

The shallow angle on this side made it easy to sit on to secure each of the panels. Tomorrow will be hoping to complete the other side ... going to be even more challenging as the panels are longer and heavier with a steeper angle!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Skined up

All skinned up ready to start the roof tomorow ..... then felting the roof gable ends finaly windows and doors wiring solar pannels insulation and plasterboard.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

All trussed up

The roofing trusses are up... Only the upper window frames to coplete now then we can get the skins on.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Rafters are up !

Special thanks to John here for giving a helping hand to get these rafters up.