Tag Archives: semi-detached

Wrapping an old brain around the last layer problem


That Roof

I really am planning, honestly

The ceilings and roof are all somewhere in my head with the exception of for deciding whether to use or waste the loft space that will be up there, I think I know how the roof might ‘go’.

Engineering is not really my thing

The wood is to hand and I think most of the other materials too, but the roof structure needs many more scrawled drawings and working out of angles, weight and joints.  Nearly there – nearly there.

A lot of the planning problems have to do with scale.  Everything in this house is supposed to be more or less 1:12, though indoors I have used some vintage 1:16 furniture here and there and shortened a couple of items just for the look of the thing.

If the roof gets built at the full 1:12 with all the angles true to the style of house this is, (40° I think) then it is going to be an enormous ‘thing’.  I’m trying to work out a way of reducing the angles just a little so that it will not be quite so high.  The problem there is that this roof has a huge hip on the side which will look very odd if it’s made to lean in much more than it should. To make the hip ‘triangle’ look smaller and possibly make the ridge longer may be another way to ‘keep faith’ but maintain the visuals I’d prefer; then the angle of roof to wall will need to be more open/upright/bigger.  What to do …

Not so much a semi-detached

Meanwhile I’ve probably got an answer to my questions of how to dress/cover that very large, vertical ‘would be’ party-wall to the next door semi – which is now totally, and drastically detached, but more of that another day, but I think it will be fun to do 🙂

Decision Avoidance?

Really got the bit between my teeth over plant making kits, after the couple I tried to do for the front garden space.  I think there’s a whole philosophy to be worked on around the challenge that they represent for me.

This time it’s a Ladies Mile Miniatures Clematis kit for the back wall, between the dining room and kitchen.

Well, I think I might be getting a little, well I hesitate to say better, but at least more relaxed building plants from a kit.

For my next …

Hoping to follow this up with a couple of hostas in pots or possibly another planter(?) which, should I manage to get them anything like, should more or less ‘cure’ me for the moment of the attack of kit making.  It’ll no doubt come around again one way or another 😉