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Comment: Mr Mazieres working on the juction of the rooflight and the ridge. The whole was covered ready for the weekend.
In the afternoon they had framed the rooflight.  The crane lifted the posts and purlin, and held it all steady until the rafter were in place.  This is in fact a passive solar collector with vertical glazing which will also house the chimney of the wood stove, and a ventilator in summer.  There was much discussion about the precise position of the wood stove to get the elaborate flashing into position directly above it.

View from South of the frame of the roof light, which also gives light to the mezzanine.

By midday on Friday the North slope of the roof had been covered with roof sheeting (ecran de toiture) which is waterproof but microperforated to allow the roof to breathe.

The last half of the roof being covered on Friday afternoon.

When the sheeting was all held down to the rafters with small battens, the roof tile battens were marked out and nailed down.

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Oct 26, 2007 - 04:52 PM
Monday morning they started the tiling, having left it relatively watertight over the weekend.  The tiles are Terreal, type Canal Romane, colour Brun Rustique.

This will be short week because there is a public holiday on Thursday 1st November and nearly everybody takes a pont , Friday off to make a long weekend. So I am including work this week as part of week 11, which was also a short week as they did not work on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A palette of tiles is lifted by the 'Merlo' .

The South West side tiled except for the last row by Monday afternoon, after several heavy showers of rain, through which they worked steadily occasionally taking shelter under the roof light.

The next morning was very misty to begin, and the North East side was tiled,  with interruptions when it rained too heavily to continue. The tilers throwing tiles to each other.

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