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


The roof tiling starts!


Things are really moving forward now as the real task of tiling starts!

Early one morning a rather large lorry arrived at the gate.


Unloading begins...

We used Imerys Val de Seine tiles and the following quantities were delivered:

Tiles: 9000
Eave tiles: 440
Tile & half: 330
Valley tiles: 56
Bonnet tiiles: 22
Ridge tiles 37


Quite a pile of tiles!


First job is to stack the tiles on the roof ready for laying.


Tiling starts!

To match the style of the old roof, an uplift at the edge of the roof is required.

To achieve this upside-down tiles are laid at the edge.


Progress is quick.


Works starts on the side roof.

Nearly there.


On and on.

Cutting the tiles to fit.

The front is pretty much done.

Laying the valley tiles on the new hip roof.

The hip roof starts to look pretty good.

Tiles are laid up to the edge ready for the fitting of the hip tiles.

Work proceeds around the back of the house.

The valley at the back of the house is tiled.

The eave on the back of the house.

Good progress is made today.

The bonnets are temporarily laid out on a back corner.

Laying these tiles did not take too long.

This shows the short eave tiles ready to be capped with the ridge tiles.

A view of the partially tiled new hip roof looking down.

How the tiles are stored on the roof before tiling begins.

The apex of the main roof - this quite high up!


Looking down from the apex of the roof.

The tiling of the back of the garage roof begins.