November 12, 2015

Bad weather stopped play

Mist actually, and very heavy too when I went out first thing this morning to continue work on the tool store. And it made it quite horrible because working close to the trees, every time I touched one I got showered on. But I made good progress nevertheless and got the roof to a point where it can now be left almost indefinitely until the conditions are better in order to finish it off.

Yesterday was a holiday in France and most shops were closed. Leroy Merlin was open though, and I decided to take a run across there in the afternoon to get the wood that I need for the roof trims and the guttering. I also decided that I’d pick up a staple gun to see if it would speed up my roof work and it turned out to be one of my more inspired ideas because after trimming the roofing felt off all round, it enabled me to tack it quickly and easily into place. The final result is a very tidy job, as the following pictures show. First, a couple of shots from the front and side.

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Here’s a shot showing what the roof looks like from above. An expert roofer would have avoided the black adhesive lines but after applying adhesive between the sheet surfaces, I then painted the joints externally with it to make sure that they will be waterproof as I’m more concerned with performance than appearance 🙂

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Now a couple of shots showing how I’ve finished the front and back of the roof. The wrap-unders will be covered and held securely in place by boards screwed through from underneath as I did on my wood store, a method that has worked extremely well and looks good too.

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The blocks that are visible under he roof in the second of the shots are for me to mount the gutter to. Once I’ve added board side trims, all of the roof sheeting will be securely attached and, hopefully, totally weatherproof, and that’ll be it. The next job is the doors, which shouldn’t take too long to fabricate as I now have my chop saw that will make cutting all of the boards to length a doddle compared to last time.

However, there’s no point starting on them today as although there was a tiny glimpse of sun through the mist a short time ago, it’s now disappeared completely and it’s looking quite miserable out there. And besides, I’m off to Wim’s for a drink in a little while 😉