Earlier this week I wrote that the roof around the BBQ area was being taken down because the wooden beams were rotten with damp. Well, the builders discovered that the problem was much more extensive than we first thought! As it turns out, the nearly the whole of the roof in the old part of the house is rotten and all of the beams need replacing. I guess Christmas is cancelled this year!
The tiles that we are having installed are much more modern and have a 35-year guarantee (I’m assuming that the number 35 was just plucked out of the air…). The new roof design will be 2-tiered so that water can easily be directed into the gutters and onto the ground. You can see the little wall that they’ve constructed in the photos below. I’d like my folks to use the opportunity to try and harvest the water into large barrels because it always rains like hell over the Winter and it would be fantastic to come back to a huge supply of free water for the plants. See below for some piccies:
And here it is finished (please try and see beyond the discarded roof bits and bobs):