Rafters going up

This is the start of the third week of construction and our aim is to have the roof structure on building 851 finished by Saturday.

We started today with putting in the rafters on building 851, these are inserted into the hazel weave of the walls and will be bent into place later on this week. The rafters were axed down first, this helps them locate into the gap left where the woven hazel goes around the wall stakes.

Rafters going in.

Rafters going in.

Meanwhile we had a team experimenting with constructing building 848, this involved initially creating a tripod of poles and then laying others in. Three poles were lashed together loosely at the top before being lifted into place, then two more were added to the structure.

The main poles go up on building 848 experiment.

The main poles go up on building 848 experiment.

A small woven wall is being built to allow rafters to be added, these will be slotted in to the wall stakes.

The top binding on building 547 has also been started, this will lock the wall structure together and allow us to try a variety of different roof constructions.

The binding around building 547.

The binding around building 547.

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