The final layer on the roof, over the straw bales, the magnesium oxide boards and the Tyvak membrane, is the profiled plastic coated tin sheets. Apart from around the one Velux window, they are single sheets from the ridge to the eves. This makes it quite easy to put them on. As the ridge gradually rises the one end of the sheets needs to be cut at a slight angle before putting them in place. They are secured to the roof with plastic coated screws.
Ridge caps, barge boards, fascia boards, soffits and gutters are then all secured in place.
Remy is happy the roof is finely ready for the tin sheets!
The first sheet going up.
Once the tin sheet has been cut and put in place it is marked with a pencil where the battens are underneath so that the holes can be drilled for the screws. Here being done by Remy.
You can perhaps just make out the string we have strung along the bottom to ensure we place the sheets in the right place. Getting the first sheet correct, and at right angles, is the important thing.
Ben did most of the hole drilling as well as the screwing.
Here Ben and Guy are installing the Velux window.
Nino getting his shirt off!
The south side of the roof is one plane while on the north side we have two planes meeting above the door; a bit of tin cutting is needed!
It can be pretty hot up there in the sun!
This is where we did the tin cutting.
Here the finished roof,
and from a different angle.
Gutters in place over the door.Soffit boards being put in place. They are the same fireproof magnesium oxide boards.
Margy, Guy and Peter on the job here.
Here showing the soffit boards above the front door.