Today, we assembled the two LVL diagonal Rafters in our template and glued and nailed it all together. These particular rafters are just under 6metres long and they weigh 60 Kg each – phew!
We are waiting for the glue to dry before we do the final slice off the top end where it needs a bevel sliced off the corner so it will slide diagonally into the metal bracket to marry up tight against the C Ridge beam already up there. After that, it is a case of carrying them outside and hauling them up into place, but this time, we will use a four-way pulley system to allow us more control over lifting up the very long rafter and it can be held in place with ordinary rope while we check the ends and position to make sure it fits in well! Wish Us Luck! Grin!