Day 2 at gaydon, Warwickshire.
Another horrible day! Today was not the best day to start the roof demolition but we are on a strict deadline for Monday when the 40 ton crane will be on site so the timber work can start. We started by removing all slates and lath. We then peeled back the felt to reveal another roof covering. So it had been re-roofed at some Point but rather than replacing they had counter lathed it and the started fresh on top of the original roof. The second and original Covering was constructed from compressed straw panels topped with 5 layers of hot felt and then 10mm shingle. I can honestly I’ve not come across the straw panels before and what a pig they are to remove.
The image below shows the second roof covering, after we had removed the slates. Here there 2 lads are stripping away the layers of felt so we can get at the straw panels.Not a great day but we did well Considering the non stop rain. Hopefully tomorrow will bring sunshine!