Uncovering a roof

December 25th, 2008


A two hundred-year old roof, Lake District, UK. Nothing much to say - sometimes you are presented with the facts. How complicated can a simple roof be?


Main structure of king-post trusses and tie beams. Plaster and lath ceiling.


Spindly rafters laid flat; inch-thick board as wallplate. Note the shaping of the top of the hip rafters.

View of window head structure from above: four four inch deep timber lintels side by side with slates above (‘through slates’) to tie the wall together.

Uncovering a roof photoset

Happy Christmas!

2 Responses to “Uncovering a roof”

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  2. Tristan Coleman Says:

    i think the best roofing are ceramic based because it is a very good insulator..::