Yesterday, Hand Tools. Today, A Roof!

Are Usain I can't Bolt on a new roof?
Are Usain I can’t Bolt on a new roof?

Today, we built a roof! This was our first slate roof, which we are happy to report was a good deal more difficult than our only previous attempt in this field, the Norfolk pantile effort of 2006.

Yesterday we practised trimming slates with the time-served hand tools of yore, which obviously require a very delicate touch and precision application of pressure, and then decided that the failure rate was too high and let an electric angle grinder with diamond disc cutter take over. We then agonised over the complex mathematics necessary to calculate the optimal spacing of the slates – or rather we watched a couple of brilliant ‘fix my roof’ videos on Youtube and did just what they said.

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