Sunday 27 April 2014

Felt And Battening

Although it's not a job you can see when the roof is completed it's one I really enjoy.
 Putting the felt and battens on a roof makes it waterproof and changes the building completely.
Don't look too closely at our "scaffolding".
These two long runns didn't take us too long to complete but it's a big impact for the customer. 

Saturday 19 April 2014

Fitting Coving

Back in February I had to help two painters fit some coving in an old house.
 It was a tricky job as the ceilings wasn't very straight and the one side had a huge dip in the middle making it so we had to "bend" the coving to fit.
 Earlier in the week I had to go back and do a couple of other jobs in the house and I got to see the finished room (we also over boarded the ceiling so it could be re plastered).

It looks really good and the large coving goes well with the high ceilings.

Sunday 6 April 2014

Trussed Roof

On Thursday a gang of 5 of us put on this trussed roof.
 There's something strangely satisfying about putting on a trussed roof. It goes on so fast and looks so good when it's done.

We had the whole roof on and braced up in a day. All the trusses were lifted up by hand. I can see why big building sites opt for trussed roofs rather than ones that are cut on which take much longer and involve a lot more thinking.
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