Strawbale House

This blog is intended to chart our progress through the self-build process, from half-hearted plot-hunting through to completion of the build. The twist is that we're building the house from timber and straw (hence the blog title).

Click on the image at the end of each post to see that day's photos.

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

July 17th - sarking

Spent all day on the roof fitting sarking. Through the morning I worked with Melvin, calling dimensions down to Mal and nailing the cut lengths in place while Jack built a couple of scaffold towers at the end of the building in readiness for installation of the gable ladders. After lunch Jack joined me on the roof and Melvin worked inside on the roof structure with Mal. I felt surprisingly secure on the roof, although it looked pretty hairy from ground-level. At last the summer seems to have arrived in earnest, and it was beautiful all day. Felt pretty frazzled by knock-off. Six kids were with us throughout the day, but for once they played harmoniously and we hardly knew they were there. Oscar managed to smash a mug of water into my camera, which is now much the worse for wear. Hung it out on the roof to dry and by the end of the day it was working after a fashion.

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