Nádúr 2

Half way there...
The front of our house overlooksClochan_shed01.jpg Galway Bay. The rear is exposed to the prevailing westerly weather and watches over a centuries old Clochán dwelling. Clocháns are dry-stone huts with corbelled roofs, dating from the early Middle Ages or even earlier.


Clochan_cottage-west.jpgOur house is built of dry limestone and is a singe open space with a hayloft space. We have opened a window to the rear to overlook the Clochán.  






Our new roof is on
It awaits the structure that will keep our growing roof in place. Retaining boards on each side and at bottom to retain the earth used to grow our green roof.

 
Roof_plan.gifSupporting a living roof (and staying dry)                                                     Wooden frame holds the sod of the green roof in place and protects it from slipping.





Fixing barge boards around sides and bottom
Thumbnail image for bargeboards.jpgBarge boards of treated timber are installed. Then champhered timber should be fixed along the perimeter up-stands to ensure the roofing felt and membrane deflect water away from the edges.

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