Earlier this week Steve and his crew brought a tele-handler to site and loaded all of the tiles onto the roof. Steve said this is the worst part of the job. When he started as a roofer the work was all done manually with men carrying tiles balanced on a rolled up towel on their heads!
Once all the tiles are loaded onto the roof then they are laid onto the battens. I have chosen to have valley and bonnet tiles for the junctions of the roof sections. This makes for a very neat job and avoids the use of too much lead.
Angie very bravely climbed the scaffolding to lay a few tiles. Luckily she liked the colour of the tiles, which is just as well as there is no other option at this time!
The other exciting development was that the bricklayers started building the chimney which passes through the roof. This was the first opportunity to see what the brickwork will look like. The main walls won’t start until the New Year.