As daylight slowly trickled in on Friday morning this is how the new conservatory roof looked. Two sides had been covered in membrane and battened down.
It's appearing more balanced now, and although low and wide I'm getting used to the new look of this side of the house. Because of the spare bedroom window we have had to have the roof at this angle. Our house isn't as tall as it sometimes appears in pictures, inside we have quite low ceilings as would have been the norm for a farm workers cottage in the 1920's when it was built.
The slates we have chosen for this roof are a deep grey, which matches the kitchen/bathroom extension at the back of the house and the slates on the small open porch at the front, but are slightly different from the slates on the roof of the house itself. We thought that as you see the lower slates more than the roof from ground level this made much more sense.
By the end of Friday the battening had been done on all three sides and the first few slates were in place.
This is how it looks underneath the roof.
I was trying to explain to Mum but sometimes it's easier to see it for yourself.
The roof is totally supported by the steel columns, which next week, hopefully, will be clad in dark grey brick. The conservatory sits comfortably below it's new solid roof, with an overhang large enough to cover the steps that will lead to the doors, the sink we are fitting round the back for washing muddy little dogs in and a bench at the side of the conservatory in the picture above, so after a hard days work we can sit with a coffee, or wine and gaze at the wonderful view you see everyday on the top of the Blog.
Another week ahead of mess and mayhem, but now at last we are starting to see it all coming together. In a minute I have to go downstairs and help Lovely Hubby mark our where the new lights will be hung inside the finished room ready for the electrician to start putting in the wires for them. We have decided on two lights hung lowish over the dining table and two wall lights on the solid wall on the left-hand side.
As well as all this going on we have the boiler man back tomorrow to re-attach the oil fired boiler .... yay hot water at last :-)