|The Barn Roof
The first job before anything else - house included - is to make the two barns water tight. One side of the roof is fine and looks like it was re-battoned about twenty years ago (that's respectable). The other side is completely wrecked and the top rafters and some of the 'A' frame wood has been severely damaged. So, that's what we've been doing. We're removing the old tiles and batons, and - where necessary - replacing the perished rafters. We're roofing the barns with a waterproof breathable membrane and red bitumen roofing sheets. At some point in the future when we've got a spare life, we'll replace the sheets with the traditional-style terracota tiles.
|The Second Barn Roof
Although the buildings run contiguously there are actually two separate barns and the second one, the one on the right in the photos, appears to be the oldest. There'll be more info on the origins as I develop this site.