Friday, 16 August 2013

It's Not a Shed!

No indeed, not any more. In the last few days work has been done at a lightning speed and I now have that much wanted straight and sturdy roof over my head. Hurrah. With the original roof off, it was time to start fitting up the new 'A' frames. of course, these all had to be made, all 16 of them.  
'Husband' doing what he does best, demolishing stuff. 

Getting the 'A' frames made.
How many to go? 

And it's up.
The first of many of the frames gets put into place.

On such an old building, getting a straight line from anywhere was almost impossible. The back of the shed had actually fallen away and was leaning away from the rest of the building. Before work on the roof could begin, the whole building had to be pulled back into place. This job was back breaking stuff all round, and with a selection of car jacks, the walls began to straighten. There were times here, when we thought the whole thing would collapse.

Making slow progress.
The middle frame gives an idea of the distances
needed to keep an even line.

All present and correct.
A regiment of 'A' frames.

At the end of a hard day, all of the 'A' frames were up and straight and beginning to give the tired old building a lift. Thinking  about how the roof used to look, this is probably the straightest the shed has been in about 20 years, or more.
Another day, another job on the roof. This time it was using massive sheets of OSB boarding to give the structure of the roof stability and shape. The covering of underlay and shingle felt goes on top.

here we go again, the first one.

Again, the walls of the shed gave us no help at all as although pulled into place are still a little misaligned. This will have to be the way it is, sort of as the floor will also help bring the place true again.
Good to see another use for my old garden picnic table.
'Husband' utilises a unique carrying method.

Er, who's who up there.
Dad and 'Husband'

One more to go Dad.
'Husband' is actually on the roof balancing on the boards
while fitting the last pieces together

And from the outside,
there it is.
A bit of a trim here and there is all it needs 

Oops, what about that gap there.
Well, it's not a disaster, just a little shove is all it needed.

 What's next? Well floor joists.


Debbie Nolan said...

Jarni - this looks like it is going to make wonderful HQ for you. Have a great week-end.

Sketchbook Squirrel said...

Thanks Debbie. Looks like my weekend will be taken up with roofing felt.

Tracy Hall said...

Wow, this is going to be wonderful for you Jarni! What a very nice husband and dad you have :)

Sketchbook Squirrel said...

Hi Tracy. The shed has been in a terrible state since we moved in, so we are all happy with the progress.