Cutting Roof Timbers – Capel Build #4

This is the fourth part of our second building project series on Skill Builder where we look at cutting roof timbers.

The Capel Build sees carpenter and builder Robin Clevett renovate and extend an unusual property in Surrey.

In Part 3 we saw Robin getting the timbers together, in this next instalment we see him get stuck into the post and beam construction.

Robin discusses some of the challenges associated with cutting roof timbers for a timber frame home and shares some useful tips for making the job easier.

“It’s a little bit fiddly when you’re marking out rafters on your own, but it’s all about technique,” explains Robin.

For example, Robin has two circular saws so he doesn’t have to constantly walk back and forwards with one.

We love watching a craftsman at work and the gale-force winds didn’t stop Robin working or us following him for the day. We hope you enjoy this update on The Capel Build.

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About Dylan Garton

Dylan Garton is a cofounder of Skill Builder and freelance video producer, camera operator and video editor.

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