Tuesday, 5 July 2016
A job for the boys
The roof of the grange (open barn) is held up by three solid oak upright timbers resting on individual stones.
The base ends of the timbers had started to rot after centuries of wear.
Paul made some new stone blocks, propped up the roof with some Acrow-props (and a car scissor jack) and cut off the rotten ends. Note the gardening clogs and lack of hard hats.
With the help of Philippe and Diane he inserted the new blocks. I hid indoors with my eyes shut. Well, no, actually I was standing there with the camera.
The result wasn't half bad in my opinion...
... and six years later the roof is still standing.