Monday, 8 August 2011

Roof work begins

Der Lutz (who also happens to be a neighbour) began working on the roof today. Miserable weather for it, but they got most of the front roof off today. It's slow, as we decided to keep as many of the old tiles as we can to use on the far side of the barn, which could do with some replacements. We have about 1,000 on pallets now, so we told them to just junk the rest of them, so tomorrow should go quicker.

It's strange looking at the roof structure from the outside, with the floors in the attic held up by a skeletal structure. Some substantial timbers involved, but it still looks a bit flimsy. No beam along the apex seems weird.
Tile rescue production line in action.

 It's even better from the inside. Compare to previous shots from the first and second attic levels.

The 2nd attic level, west, open to the elements
And closed again. Gives a nice view of the structural elements.
The Spitzboden on the west side. Lots to clean up.
I think I preferred it dark...
The guys also removed the cladding from the east gable, exposing the half-timbered construction we knew was hiding behind it. It's really hard to make out from this angle and all the scaffolding in the way, so I'll do some climbing at the weekend to try and get a better view.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with that! You took some pretty nice photos, too. One look at it and you can easily see that there's a lot of work to be done on that roof. But it's going to look good nevertheless.

    Can't wait to see the end result!
    -Monique Snead