I have began the time consuming task of tiling the roof of Honeydukes. I normally find tasks like this quite restful once I get in a rhythm but the fitting of the windows means a lot more cutting than usual and of course the lines of tiles highlight the erratic nature of my dormer windows. I keep telling myself that straight lines are not imperative with a wizarding roof but....
I finally chose real slate tiles by Richard Stacey a product I have used before and like a lot. They are quite thin which makes cutting easier. I score them with a Stanley knife and then use a tile cutter to snap usually but this time I have used my Proxxon table saw for cutting which is a lot quicker and easier.
I have also decided to use Aleene's tacky glue to fix the tiles in place. I find that this glue holds the tiles in place much better than a normal PVA preventing too much slippage.
I think the slate roof will match up ok with the coarser stone of the bottom half of the shop although I am not convinced even now. At the moment I just want to get it done, this roof has been hanging over my head for too long now.
Definitely going to put a shift in over the next couple of days and hopefully get the main tiling finished.
How on earth do people cope when they build a real house?