The scaffolding was up before Christmas so that repairs to the roof could commence. All the tiles came off so that the timbers could be inspected. A few repairs and strengthening was done followed by insulation, membrane, batons and then tiles. Most of the originals have gone back on.
We had some hairy nights whilst the storms raged over Christmas but remarkably everything on the rood just about stayed put!
We found birds nests and old bees nests in abundance which are so delicate but fascinating, especially for the children!
The roof work is still unfinished. One of the old chimneys was wobbly to touch so had to come down to half height on Health and Safety grounds and the Structural engineer and Conservation officer agreed today whilst up on the roof that it can be rebuilt to half height.
Mortaring in the ridge, repointing the chimneys, repointing brickwork and guttering are next…