Master Wheelwright Phill Gregson

Roundhouse build

Completed shingle roof on the roundhouse looking towards the nature area. cob and cordwood walls made by the school children using the off cuts from the frame.

Often enough we have interesting requests to take on strange or bespoke projects, one of which was this roundhouse. Built in the grounds of a school in Toxteth, Liverpool as an additional teaching area with the help of volunteers and school children.

Clearing and selecting timber in the woodland.

Clearing and selecting timber in the woodland.

Round timber sourced and back at base.

Round timber sourced and back at base.

Setting out and digging the post holes.

Setting out and digging the post holes.

De-barking the logs.

De-barking the logs.

Cutting logs to length.

Cutting logs to length.

Charring the log ends on the fire to prevent rotting.

Charring the log ends on the fire to prevent rotting.

Posts in place beginning to fit the wall plate.

Posts in place beginning to fit the wall plate.

Cutting the half lap joints on the wall plate sections.

Cutting the half lap joints on the wall plate sections.

Wall plate complete, time for purlins.

Wall plate complete, time for purlins.

Boring the pin holes by hand.

Boring the pin holes by hand.

Driving in the giant nails or pins.

Driving in the giant nails or pins.

Roof purlins nearly done.

Roof purlins nearly done.

All the timber frame complete ready for roofing

All the timber frame complete ready for roofing

Roof joists being fitted and fixed.

Roof joists being fitted and fixed.

Roof battens done and cedar shingles going on.

Roof battens going on.

Joe nailing cedar shingles

Joe nailing cedar shingles

The shingled roof from below before trimming.

The shingled roof from below before trimming.

Roundhouse complete with cedar shingle roof.

Roundhouse complete with cedar shingle roof.

Completed shingle roof on the roundhouse looking towards the nature area. cob and cordwood walls made by the school children using the off cuts from the frame.

Completed shingle roof on the roundhouse looking towards the nature area. cob and cordwood walls made by the school children using the off cuts from the frame.