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



'Topping out' the re-roof


The major final activity in the re-roofing is the 'topping out'!

Take a look at this YouTube video:

The completed roof apex awaiting cementing.

Fitting the last row of bonnet tiles.

Cementing the last row of bonnet tiles.

Placing the final tile to the apex.

Ready to finish the cementing.

The finished Apex!