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Comment: Fixing the flashings ('solins') around the roof light.
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.

As a result of a slight misunderstanding, the Douglas Fir ceiling joists which were to be exposed under the ceiling, were delivered not planed, so I offered to plane them all using Mr Mazieres large electric Makita hand plane.

Wednesday morning saw the completion of the main roof tiling.

The two carpenters working on the fascia of the roof light projection.

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Oct 31, 2007 - 04:10 PM
View of house from the woodland below.

Interior in the late afternoon.

View in opposite direction of the interior before floors and partitions.  I wish we could leave it all as an open plan !

Fixing the bouquet of flowers to the ridge after the roof liling was completed at about 5 pm on Wednesday.  This is a cremaillaire We followed with a few beers before everyone left.

Mr Marcelin Mazieres and his two carpenters (plus one other) who put up the whole frame and roof in 8 working days ! Better photograph to follow later.

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