Category Archives: Roofing materials (shingles and shakes, peg tiles and slate)

this is my story

This is just my story. Two weeks ago we had the second once in a life time fire, to occur here this year. The fire ravaged an area 6,000 hectares, (a fifth of the size of the fires in California) … Continue reading

Posted in Blokey stuff, building, Cabinetry, carpentry, Forestry, just stuff, New builds, Roofing materials (shingles and shakes, peg tiles and slate), The simple life, Timber frame, Uncategorized, village life | 14 Comments

board of the weather

the thing about vernacular architecture is it comes from within, it doesn’t come from a slide rule or a calculator, its a feeling thing, a feeling that only experience can give you, there are no shortcuts. its also building from … Continue reading

Posted in Blokey stuff, building, Facing stone work, New builds, Roofing materials (shingles and shakes, peg tiles and slate), Timber frame, Weather board | 4 Comments

hand made roof

for me, as a carpenter, roofs have always been the most interesting, or even the best part of the construction of a house. they always seemed like the most essential aspect as well as the final part that made sense … Continue reading

Posted in Blokey stuff, building, crafty stuff, Forestry, Roofing materials (shingles and shakes, peg tiles and slate), Timber frame | 10 Comments

shakes and shingles

– this may sound like a post about some form of illness, but in case you didn’t know it is actually about an ancient form of roof covering. hundreds, if not thousands of years of tradition. shingles are sawn timber … Continue reading

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walking on the dark side

I’ve been spending some time over in our chestnut woodland, mostly clearing the path. There are some really really old chestnuts the trunks of which are still standing and acting as grandparent trees Our concern is that there are a … Continue reading

Posted in Forestry, Roofing materials (shingles and shakes, peg tiles and slate) | 1 Comment