Sunday, 5 February 2012


… the temperature’s dropped here in the south of the uk and coincidentally we have just had the roof removed from the whole of the house.

When it was time to think about joining the roof of the new extension to that of the old house it became apparent that the whole house needed a new roof!  Decisions, decisions – do we forego the kitchen and get the roof or wait and do a little patching until we have saved some more.  In the end we went with the sensible, though not exciting option, of a new roof and the kitchen will have to wait awhile.

So up with more scaffolding at the front of the house as well as the back.

Off with the old slates and on with the new felt and batons.

Next week we should see the new slates over the whole roof but until then we have to turn up the heating and hope the snow holds off.


  1. So boring to have to buy a roof and not a kitchen but at least you will be dry! Hoping for a snow day or two but think probably not - for you at the moment that is good though! Looks good x

  2. Hi, just found your blog through Grace. I remember this so well, when we moved to Dorset year and a half ago now. Good luck. You can always make a kitchen look good, but not a roof. Julie.