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May 2010

Building a roundhouse - continued

Posted by Ian Daniel on 5 May 2010
Roof plan
Roof plan
Starting on the rafters
Dafydd Wiliam and the team discussing the position of the rafters
We've used scaffolding to assist us here. I wonder how they did this in the Iron Age?
We've used scaffolding to assist us here. I wonder how they did this in the Iron Age?
The main raffter poles tied at the apex
The main rafter poles tied at the apex

We started on the rafters yesterday. There will be 36 ash rafters in all. We will be creating ring beams and using a load of hazel rods for the purlins and sways. Come over to see the work develop this week.

Thanks to everyone who called in over the bank holiday weekend - it was great fun!

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