Uncovering a roof


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.

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Happy Christmas!

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