a reply to: Night Star
I wouldn't call our home gorgeous -- not yet -- but it has its charms.
Give me a couple of minutes and I'll upload some pics.
ETA: some pics. Warning: cute kitty pics included... (BTW right-click any image and choose "view image" to see it at full size.) First one I snaffled
off some googly earthy mappy thing, as I can't find my folder with more recent pics prior to them starting work. (I will find it once I stop looking
for it, I guess.) This is the "before" image, which is actually about 3 years old. Things had got worse since then:
You can see all the "waves" in the roof. This is what happens after many years as battens warp and so do some beams and rafters. BTW don't be
concerned by the facade. The house's main walls are about 85-90cm thick (over 2 1/2 feet) and the rough appearance is a protective layer of cement
until we get the new rendering done, which on the outside walls will be next spring.
Next pic is when they were taking the tiles off on the back courtyard side of the roof, at about one hour into their work on day 1:
Ditto out front, a couple of hours later:
Removing roofing from our barn:
A view from inside the attic:
This was the morning of day 2, when they brought in some of the big pieces of wood to replace pieces that couldn't be saved. The long beam on the
crane is the main central crossbeam. It's 20x20 Cm and 11 metres long. (8x8 inches by 36 feet long.) Smaller image as it's a screenshot from a video I
That same beam in place a few hours later. It's the big one on the right.
Some 200-plus-year-old beams saved by grafting in new sections:
Boss kitty (who has adopted us) was not impressed by all the ruckus. He likes to sleep in the straw in the attic.
Three minutes later (with his lil' cousin), after he'd realized the guys had gone for the day and the whole attic was now his again:
Barn gable repaired and ready for new boards:
Roof wood repaired, waterproofing sheet installed, all ready for tiles:
Tiles delivered (rest are out front) :
Out front, one hr after tiles arrived (delivered 3 hrs late) :
The next day. Almost done:
Doing the new barn gable's new boards so they can complete tiling the barn:
Done and lacquered, flashing done, tiles installed:
New barn roof (prior to them sliding down last tiles; they leave some up so they can walk around without cracking tiles). :
I have plenty more pics and videos, but you get the idea. We're happy with it.
edit on 26/9/18 by JustMike because: I added images.