The objective today was to fit the green oak rafters but things didn’t work out this way. We started by taking out any twisting of the wall plates.
Ben then secured the corner ties.
We then offered up the green oak rafters that we’d cut previously using a template green oak and softwood ridges – see Green Ridge to Hip Joint. Unfortunately, they did not align. The only explanation for this is that our softwood and green oak ridge templates were not accurate enough or poorly positioned.
After much deliberation we decided to revert to first principles. It is the position of the softwood roof structure that determines where the hip rafters should go so we decided to put this back up.
Tomorrow we will try to fit the green oak rafters again.
Meanwhile the windows arrived from Wooden Windows in Cobridge, Stoke on Trent and they are beautiful! Wooden Windows supplied the windows we needed for our recent house extension.
Onwards and upwards!