Ceiling being torn down with decades of dust falling
The house is constructed of coral and limestone field stones (aka rubble stone) and was built before 1840
I guessed that the roof was around 65+ years old.
Hand forged nails that held the ceiling and rafters together.
Reinforced concrete ring beam installed with rafters, a continuous steel rod threads each rafter that is encased in the concrete to further strengthen the roof in the event of a hurricane. These walls are 21 inches thick.
Stones that made up the ring beam, it seems like sacrilege to throw them out and replace them with concrete. I will keep them for garden projects.
Hello friends phase one is over and I am now into phase two where ceilings are being installed by the carpenters. I have been sanding and painting primer on sheets of grooved ply (T111) before they are installed. The real painting will take place later. After that phase three will start where the walls will be peeled and re plastered inside and outside. Then phase four will be the installation of windows and the sanding of the floors. The final phase will be the closets. Whew, I am still sleeping with the dogs and will be checking for fleas.