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May 2010

Building a roundhouse - continued

Posted by Ian Daniel on 5 May 2010

[image: Roof plan]

Roof plan

[image: Starting on the rafters]

Dafydd Wiliam and the team discussing the position of the rafters

[image: 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?

[image: 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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