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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