|Section between sliding doors and upper windows
|Back pavilion hemped behind awning
With previous experience the awning went up easily. We matched up the top of the awning with where it joins the roof above the front door, then put in place the rafters on either side of the valley and used temporary timber extensions and careful measurement to locate the positioning of the valley. We used the cool of Sunday morning and the assistance of our friend Beth and her two bows, Ira and Alec, to put up the long fascia on the awning. Ira helped out putting up the valley rafter which had to be located in mid air while Alec, Beth and Ben worked on the eastern wall of the main room. It seemed a bit unfair introducing people to hemp building, on scaffolding while working up to a sloped ceiling, but this was what we needed to do and from now on all the work is on ladders or scaffolding.
|Awning on main pavilion
|Front view of awning, valley in left corner
On the last day of our four day weekend Ben and I put in a mammoth effort working up to the ceiling above the upper windows in an effort to finish the back pavilion. Working on the high end of roof under the ceiling was surprisingly easier than the low end. The scaffolding made the work easier and we had more head room. Extra support in the form of angled pieces of timber were put next to the lintel to provide support for the hemp were it was not able to key in from one side to the other. As the outer edge of the wall is higher than the ceiling level inside we had to mound up the hemp against the outside wall to ensure that it was sufficiently supported. The top corner sections also proved difficult as due to the set up of the rafters a section could not be accessed from either inside or outside and had to be stuffed and tamped from the side before the adjoining form work was put up.
|Back pavilion formed up to the eaves lining
|Working above the upper windows
|Western bedroom finished, just waiting for form work to be removed
|Section over the hallway finished
|Eastern bedroom finished, except the corner