The roof is beautiful, each A frame is different and we were delighted that we could save most of them and even most the purlins.
With the good news that the roof wasn’t as bad as we were expecting, we could then move on with rebuilding the roof. The new oak came from the Castle Howard estate, so is very local for us.
The roof was insulated and pre-wired with all the lighting/smoke alarm/ and emergency lighting cables. Stan our joiner has always said he could support the roof so the front wall could be removed, so at this stage the 4 huge support beams were fitted, you can see one of them anchored to the scaffold platform in the main entrance.
A nervous moment for us, we could in theory take the wall down ( it would have fallen at some point and taken the rest of the barn with it).