Fitting the bonnet tiles - My House Extension

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Fitting the bonnet tiles to the hips

 
Once the tiles have been laid then the task of fitting the bonnet tiles on the hip begins. The video below shows the sequence of actions used to fit the tiles that abut bonnet tiles.
Once the tiles have been laid then the task of fitting the bonnet tiles on the hip begins. The video below shows the sequence of actions used to fit the tiles that abut bonnet tiles.
The first task is to mark the width of the required tile. This is achieved by laying a complete tile over the one below and mark the tile with a nail (this is the same process used as when laying floor tiles).

The tile will always be at a slight angle to match the line of the bonnet tile next door.
The tile is thrown down and cut to size - lots of them!
It is then thrown back up and fitted into its correct position.
The last hip has been fitted to the first hip line.
A side view of the first hip line.
A second hip line at the back of the house.
Detail of where the bonnet tiles on the short hip meets the ridge tiles.
Fitting the final row of bonnets.
Behind the chimney.
Fitting    the third hip bonnet tiles.
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