It’s been a long wait…our scaffolding has been up for a year but we finally have a roof. It’s not quite watertight up there yet though as the walls still need to be build up at the ends of the house to meet the roof…but we are close!
The thatchers laid a wooden frame over the new commoon rafters and new gorse Then thatched over the frame…The scaffolding is a brilliant place to get a phone signal!… The ridge is begun… before work starts at the back of the house… My partner had to construct the frames to hold the new conservation skylights…14 inches above the roof! Thatching of the back of the house begins…
It’s been a long, tiring, messy process. We’ve argued with planning department, tussled with Listing and battled with the thatcher but finally, we are the proud owners of a Welsh, thatched, 18th Century Farmhouse.
I hope you’ve enjoyed following our journey….follow this blog to watch us rebuilding our 17th Century cow byre.