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October 2006 Update

The foggy Autumn weather is upon us, we’ve been in the house almost two months, I’ve been busy plumbing in the washing machine and tumble dryer in the garage (burnt out two pneumatic SDS hammer drills!), cutting the lawn - that’s a job with an electric lawn mover, cutting the hedge (still not finished that job with my new Hedgers!, I’ll take a picture of them, thanks to Christopher at Groundscaper for the recommendation), boarding out one of the attics, discovering we had BATS, visit from the BAT Squad, to authorise works in the attic, planting bulbs in the garden, you get the general idea, been a little too busy to take pictures and update the blog.

After a recommendation, I got another roofing company to visit and inspect the roof and chimney stack - and their professional opinion - unless it leaks leave well alone - oh and take some pictures, and compare them in six months time, after the winter so here they are

Roof 14
Front view of The House including the Yellow Peril! (is that racist?) If you look carefully, the house was extended 30 years ago, so part of the roof is only 30 years old (above the garage and bedroom). This roof is felt-lined, different tiles have been used to “join” the roofs together. So there is a “ridge” at the join. The other roof is original, and is not felt lined, “daylight” can be seen in the attic space, it’s very draughty and dirty, where the grain has blown in off the fields, and is full of cobwebs, the Bats are only in the new part of the loft, as they hate draughts and spiders cobwebs.

Roof 1
Front elevation view of roof and chimney stack. Some bulging is evident in the stack, this could be caused by the iron-stays used to secure the pots, these have corroded, and have started to expand, causing the brickwork to bulge. The rear of the stack is worse, as this receives most of the weather. The stack my need rebuilding in the future, after consulation with my neighbour.

Roof 3
Front elevation view of roof and chimney stack.

Roof 15
Front elevation view of chimney stack

Roof 2
Front elevation view of chimney stack

Roof 5
Front elevation view of chimney stack

Roof 4
Front elevation view of roof

Roof 13
Rear view of The House

Roof 6
Rear elevation view of chimney stack

Roof 8
Rear elevation view of chimney stack

Roof 10
Rear elevation view of chimney stack

Roof 11
Rear elevation view of chimney stack

Roof 9
Rear elevation view of roof

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