First layer of thatch on building 851

Today we were mainly concentrating on buildings 851 and 848.

Our first job was to set the horizontal spacing of the woven hazel on the eaves of building 851, so the thatch can be attached, we also completed the eave over the door. After this we added a roll of wheat straw to the bottom of the eaves, and then the first layer of thatch.

Janey and Harald fit the wheat straw roll.

Janey and Harald fit the wheat straw roll.

Fitting the first layer of thatch to building 851.

Fitting the first layer of thatch to building 851.

On building 848 we fitted the secondary rafters and wove hazel around the bottom to lock everything in place. Another weave of hazel was added half way up the rafters to which the shorter rafters were then attached.

All the rafters are in on building 848.

All the rafters are in on building 848.

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