Raise the Roof

17 Sep

The colliery screen building is now substantially complete with the roof added and ready for painting  then detailing. Work has started on the adjoining building which will be of  an older design to reflect the piecemeal gradual construction of these small collieries. Test swatches will be needed to decide on brick colour based on prototype photos of the Dunaskin / Waterside system. More research is needed on the colour of the corrugated roof as initial findings point to either black or red oxide rather than plain grey But we want to see how common this was in Ayrshire.


Colliery screen building


3 Responses to “Raise the Roof”

  1. Alan Oakey September 3, 2014 at 4:06 am #

    Superb building of the screens, Could you tell me why the sloping floor?


    • Black and Decker Boy September 3, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

      When we were doing our research, many of the screens buildings had sloping floors, we can only assume this was linked to The Plant & equipment mounted inside. We replicated what we saw rather than having inside knowledge!


      • Alan Oakey September 4, 2014 at 7:46 am #

        Thank you Graham for your reply, I am having ago at a small colliery and in one of my Rob Johnson books there is plans incorporating a sloping floor. If you like you can view my progress below

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