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Hi,I am currently carrying out a self-build (for the first

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Hi,
I am currently carrying out a self-build (for the first time). I am building with a timber frame, and I believe it is the norm to slate the roof first on a timber frame build (once the frame has been erected) before you move onto the outer skin of the house (stone in my case).
A traditional build with a stone outer wall would build the stone wall first and then start the slating from the top of the stone wall. If you've already slated the roof, then how do you get the outer stone wall under the slates once you build up to that height?
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Expert:  walkereng replied 2 years ago.
I can help.
You are correct, the timber frame walls are built on your foundation, then the roof is framed in conventionally or with trusses.
You them build your stone veneer walls right along the outside of your wall framing and tie them together as you go up. Your last level of stone will be slid in to just under the eaves and then the small gap will need to be caulked with a waterproof silicone.
Let me know if you have more questions.
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Expert:  walkereng replied 2 years ago.
Good Luck with your project!

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