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Comment: The last half of the roof being covered on Friday afternoon.
Another job I had to do was to uncover the places where holes can be drilled through the concrete slab for pipes and other services.  I had placed blocks of polystyrene there before the slab was poured, where holes would miss reinforcing or precast beams.

Mr Mazieres and gang came back on Thursday and completed the rafters and fitted fascias.

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.

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

Mr Mazieres working on the juction of the rooflight and the ridge. The whole was covered ready for the weekend.

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' .

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