After several days of designing structures for building 848, we have moved on to test thatching a section of the roof. We are making sure that we are happy with the method before we move on to thatching building 851.
Meanwhile, a second team has been practicing binding ring beams onto a section of roof on building 848. They have employed the binding methods that they learnt yesterday, in preparation for attaching the roof sections to building 547 next week.
We have also secured all of the rafters in place on building 851 and now have started to weave in a band of hazel around the top of the walls to lock the roof structure in place. We will be continuing this weave up the rafters to create a pitched roof that we can thatch to.