Raising the roof

I have had a stressful weekend at the cabin, because I had to remove, raise and replace the veranda roof  before we travelled home on Sunday evening.

My first task was to remove the corrugated tin, which I had to do carefully because it needed to go back on the roof once all work was completed.

raising the roof-1 (Large)

And then remove the roof joists

raising the roof-2 (Medium)

raising the roof-3 (Medium)

I had to cut the new roof joists to the right length and fix them in the right positions with 60cms between each one.  Once all the joists were in position I had to cover the roof with a water tight membrane and then fix laths on top.

replacing roof (Large)

Here are the new roof joists which are much ticker than the previous ones and so much stronger.

replacing roof-2

My final task was to put the corrugated tin back on the roof and screw them in place.

replacing roof-3

Sebastian helped with some of the work and was a great help.  He also cooked bannock breads as a snack for us!

sebastian cooking (Large)

Emma helped me fix up a double level nest box for Lapland Swifts (which next in holes in trees) which we are trying to encourage to nest at the cabin.

lapland swift nestbox

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