Our flaking roof
 Planning & Building Control
 Assembling the scaffold
 Building the hip roof frame
 Stripping the old roof

 Tiling begins!
 Leading the chimneys
 Fitting the bonnet tiles
 Cementing bonnet tiles
 Cementing verges
 Topping out
 Final details
 Cleaning up!
 Re-pointing the chimneys

 Removing the scaffolding
 Finished roof

Upgrading the loft

 Installing the loft floor



Sister sites


My House Extension
Stop paint flaking
DIY secondary glazing
My Japanese Teahouse
My Japanese Garden
History of Old White Lodge


Felting and battening the stripped roof


After stripping the only way is upwards! This starts with felting and battening.

The breathable felt is laid horizontally overlapping the the row below.

Alternate battens are laid to make the roof watertight as quickly as possible. Once this has been achieved the other battens are in-filled. This also makes the job easier.

A length of plastic damp course is laid over the facia panel to direct water into the gutter.

In-filling the battens from the top.


Cutting off the battens to the right lengths.


A helper is a must!


The roof as seen from inside the attic.



Working down towards the facia all the battens are nailed down.

The re-battened side roof.



Battening is added to the hip.


A view lifting the damp course laid over the facia board.


Wow, a lot of broken tile mess to be cleared away from the side roof.


The front and the side roofs re-felted and re-battened.


The new hip roof felted and battened - it looks nice!

More of the roof stripped and battened.


Now whole front of the house has been completed.

Work begins on the back of the house.

Yet more mess!

And now felted and battened.


The whole hose and now been completed and it only took a few days because of the good weather!

Felting and battening the back of the garage is pretty much the last job on the project.

Now fully battened.