Test thatching

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.

Tim and Richard creating a lovely bit of thatching on Building 848.

Tim and Richard creating a lovely bit of thatching on Building 848.

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.

A square lashed ring beam.

A square lashed ring beam.

Square lashed and a rose knot.

Square lashed and a rose knot.

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.

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