Sunday, 11 July 2010

Cutting Slates

They're on to the finishing touches. Phillipe was cutting slates to cover the beams at the gable ends on Friday.

This is one of those jobs that an experienced
person makes look easy, but it probably isn't.

The hand shaped slates in place.

Susan

PS It's hot, we spent all yesterday painting and sanding the spare bedroom ceiling and floor and then went out to the Ecole de Musique annual fundraising dinner, so we are completely flagada today. The floor has to be varnished today though, to keep us on schedule for visitors on Tuesday.

3 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Working in these temperatures is not fun. I never used to feel the heat in Africa, but maybe it is a case of age catching up with me as well:) Diane

Tim said...

I was looking at this method of finishing slate roof in le GP yesterday... they've re-roofed the school [unfortunately getting rid of the beautiful glazed and moulded tiles at the same time... but they probably paid for the re-roof!]
The finish these slates give to a gable end is truly wonderful... far better than patterned or plain painted board. Looks great S&S... if you need a hand with some of the tidying let us know!

Tim said...

I was looking at this method of finishing slate roof in le GP yesterday... they've re-roofed the school [unfortunately getting rid of the beautiful glazed and moulded tiles at the same time... but they probably paid for the re-roof!]
The finish these slates give to a gable end is truly wonderful... far better than patterned or plain painted board. Looks great S&S... if you need a hand with some of the tidying let us know!