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Post by Aardvark » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:08 pm

I think the basic principle of domestic roofing has been to get the most effective result from the cheapest materials available locally. Our place in Kent was under the traditional Kent pegged tiles although dating from about 1390 it might have been thatched at some point. Simple rectangles made with local clay and pierced with two holes near on end. They were hung by driving split chestnut pegs into the holes and then hanging on to split chestnut horizontal battens. When I bought the place I don't think any part of it had been renewed in the 20th century and it was all bone dry. The oldest part appeared to be even older as the chestnut battens were very distorted and sagging with about 20% of the pegs missing. I was reluctant to touch it because it looked like it was only being held firm by the dirt and moss. (And it was a very steep pitch to try to climb) I sold it in June 1987 and you may remember what happened in October that year. That section of the roof collapsed but it ended well. The new owner had been worried about it and had previously booked a roofer to come and renovate it so when the big blow came and everyone was pleading for a roofer he was at the head of the queue, and the insurance company paid the lot! :D
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Re: voliges de toiture?

Post by Le Démerdeur » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:30 pm

Its good to hear the the gods have favored you at least one time amongst all your struggles Aardvark :good:

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Re: voliges de toiture?

Post by just a Frenchie » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:43 pm

Mike wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:36 pm
"Sarlat" in the Dordogne has a profusion of house's with stone slab roofs, they do look wonderful, but I note that all of the roofs are at a very shallow pitch, would love to see inside to inspect the roof structure, it must be massive to support all that weight.
Depending on the region, not always shallow :D
lauzes-cantal-750x388.jpg
(this is in Cantal)
Forget the friction there... And, as you say: massive structure underneath !
Once again, they use what's available locally ( a lot of trees and stones in Cantal ! )
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Post by Aardvark » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:29 pm

That's not a roof. That's a work of art. :good:
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Re: voliges de toiture?

Post by RobertArthur » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:55 pm

Not a work of art, a detail of our simple roof in the Nièvre, a work of craftmanship:

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The context:

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Roof renovation, almost a triple layer of overlapping traditional tuiles, heavy:

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Re: voliges de toiture?

Post by mysty » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:05 pm

Or a very traditional Cantal roof with sheets of stone, they are just held in with wooden pegs.
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Post by why me? » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:51 am

mysty wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:05 pm
Or a very traditional Cantal roof with sheets of stone, they are just held in with wooden pegs.

My BILs house on Hoy is 'waterproofed' with huge flat stones.
Leaky & draughty as hell until he had them all removed & reset with felt underneath. Excellent now especially as he's only a km from the pentland firth where it often blows a hoolie.
It looks like they've been cemented in place.

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Re: voliges de toiture?

Post by Mike » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:42 am

My own attempt at a ridge finish on a bonnet hip porch roof.
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