Great progress made with thatching

Today was the first day of the school workshops that we are running. All the children seemed to enjoy the chance to work on the buildings.

On building 851 our thatching team have now completed almost three quarters of the roof. We only have a little way to go before the building is watertight.

The thatch is nearly complete on building 851.

The thatch is nearly complete on building 851.

The sheltered doorway on building 848 progressed today with a hooped section being attached over the doorway and supplementary rafters added. To create a strong framework extra bands of hazel are being woven in at the same levels as on the main structure.

Les, Rosemary and Richard forming the doorway on building 848.

Les, Rosemary and Richard forming the doorway on building 848.

On the other side of building 848 we have continued to add to the weave and we are now almost at the top!

The woven roof section on building 848.

The woven roof section on building 848.

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