Glazing at Arlington Court
7 September 2012
Now comes the delicate task of installing the roof glass - and some really nice photos at last! You can see the scaffold boards in the picture – essential for glazing such a large structure. You can also begin to get more of a sense of scale. With continued good weather we should see all the glass in place in no time.
It is immensely satisfying to see how all the components come together. I never tire of seeing these structures spring into reality. It has not been assembled until it arrived on site. It has evolved from a 2D CAD drawing, to a 3D computer model, through manufacturing machine code, to a sophisticated CNC machine. Finally to what you see here.
The photo on the right shows all the ‘jack rafters’ joining one of the valleys. This elegant solution to a glazed valley was pioneered by David Salisbury and has now been used successfully for 25 years. I am looking forward to seeing the finished article in its true context with plants installed and from the garden without the hoarding as a detraction.