I'm truly impressed with your craftsmanship. As a bricklayer I am always in awe of what Carpenters achieve. (if I can't cut it with a brick hammer I don't take a job on). One of the most fascinating features for me is wooden arched groined roof which you see now and then in old churches etc.....I'd love to attempt to build one of these in brick, but there's not a lot of call for it.
p.s....I've always also wanted to build a castle but people simply won't wait 200 years for completion of works!
I have an old Victorian book that shows the roof structures that you mean, it also shows the brickwork patterns etc for railway arches and viaducts. Now that is some impressive construction. Every time that I see a big brick arch or tunnel, I'm left in awe. No machines, no mixers, wooden scaffold and sadly probably loads of deaths.
You need to build yourself a folly or two.
bookemdanno, I struggle with the roofing square and just use a book called Goss's roofing ready reckoner. It tells you everything that you need to know.
The scaffold is now finally down, so I have started the job that I hate the most... Making a staircase.
Hopefully two more days on it and I'm finished.
The staircase weighs approx. 370kg, so I had to make a temporary extended landing area assemble the staircase on this, then slide it across and into position.
I'm one of the worse people for self criticism, but this has been my biggest ever project, and whilst there were plans drawn up for a brick built garage, this whole project has come from my head, with no drawings etc. For once, I'm pretty pleased.
Eddie, i've got a small outbuilding that i'm going to renovate soon and i like the way you've finished the rafter ends and leave them protruding with no fascia boards. Do you simply birdsmouth over the wall plate, allow your roof overhang, and then cut a small infill piece to seal the area between rafters?