Living and Building a home in the heart of France
31st August 2005
Ridge boards are fixed along the apex of the three parts of the split roof, the highest one above the bedrooms.
The tiles are stacked on a hod that runs up a track to the roof edge, then up the roof to the top, where one chap throws them, one at a time, to his mate on the other side.
The tiles arrive: good timing! They are 'brun rustique' terracotta - made to look old.
These tiles are not nailed into place, just laid resting on the lathes and each other. They lay all the regular tiles first, leaving the edges and ridges for later.
Early Monday morning the two roofers start by nailing green lathes horizontally across the whole roof.