Archive for November, 2014

Raising the roof!!

Today was the day the roof came off.  We were hoping for dry weather and today at least has been dry so the men started by taking the ridge tiles off the top of the roof.

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The roof over the derelict part of the house had dipped so will need new ridge timbers.  The front of the roof was covered with slates so these had to be taken down carefully one by one to preserve them.

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Our new roof will have insulation under the slates and tiles, none of which we have at the moment, so hopefully this will make the house warmer, especially on the 2nd floor.

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By mid afternoon the roof timbers were exposed, so the next job was to cover the timbers with a large tarpaulin.

The tiles were all off the back too.

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The forecast for the rest of the week is rain so how they are going to manage if the weather turns, I’m not sure, we’ll have to see what happens.

There were 6 guys on site today working away on the roof.

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It’s all good fun here, lots of noise and disruption, but just how wonderful it will all be in the end!!

We are still open as B&B at the moment.  http://www.lodgehousebandbsomerset.co.uk

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The Scaffolding goes up

The builders are getting on in leaps and bounds.  Yesterday they put up the scaffolding in the front of the house in preparation for having the roof off, insulating it and putting it back.  We are just hoping for some dry weather for them to do this.

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They have finished building the blocks for the kitchen extension now and have to wait until the roof has been completed on the house before they can put on the roof of the extension.

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We can still have B&B guests whilst the work is going on, as long as they are not put off by the scaffolding.  There are a couple of poles right outside the guest room window, but hopefully the scaffolding will not be up for too long. They have had to drop the window on the first floor, so you can see where the top part is blocked up and they will have to open up the bottom part so the window is in line with the others on the first floor.

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If you want to see our work in progress contact us for availability at the B&B.  http://www.lodgehousebandbsomerset.co.uk

 

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