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Carmarthen barn roof (part 2)

Here’s a quick update on the completion of the frame raising we started on Monday.

We made the right decision in delaying our return to site to finish the raising – we missed a day of continuous heavy rain and sleet in Carmarthenshire on Tuesday.

Back to it on Wednesday though beneath clear blue skies, although we did have to contend with mortices full of frozen ice for the first couple of hours. Thankfully there was a kettle and some boiling water to hand.

Barn renovation project

Assembling the trusses on trestles

oak frame barn Castle Ring

The raised collar trusses required steel reinforcement at the critical “tension” joint

Castle Ring timber frame Wales

Sam trimming off pegs with his funky folding saw

timber frame truss

Sending off another truss

Oak timber frame barn building house

Lowering the truss into position on the wallplates

Roof purlins oak frame

Sam and Jake in position to locate the purlins and ridges

barn oak frame Castle Ring

Soft evening light on one side of the roof

Castle Ring Oak Frame Carmarthen barn roof

Full tie beam trusses from below

oak trusses Castle Ring barn roof

Raised collar trusses from below

barn oak frame Castle Ring