Week Two: Installing The Roof

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The first two trusses installed
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Chris and Paul fixing on the top chord
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The trusses are up and ready to be positioned
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Checking the spacing is correct between the timbers
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All in place and the sun comes out!

We worked late into the weekend, with our client Darren and his friends, to install the 17 trusses that form the roof. Working with self builders on smaller budgets can be really exciting as we often have to come up with inventive solutions that would otherwise be solved by expensive machinery.

There was a great atmosphere onsite as Darren had invited a lot of his old friends to help build the roof. The weekend was a mix of hard work, problem solving, connecting with new people and nostalgia between good friends that hadn’t seen each other for a long time.There’s a great empowerment to building your own house, a sense of pride and achievement that is worth all the stress and anxiety that is unfortunately also part of the process.

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