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George Poulos

Wooden roofing structure to support mortar and tile-setting, in the traditional way.

In a previous entry I submitted a photograph of the bamboo roof on the Tzortzopoulos "patriko spiti" in Karavas.

The use of bamboo, was a traditional method of roofing. Mortar was placed over the bamboo, and then the tiles were set into the mortar.

Special "crops" of bamboo were grown in past centuries to provide this base for roofing.

This photograph shows the more "modern" method. Flooring type timber is placed across the roof. Mortar is still poured over this structure in the traditional way. And the tiles then set into the mortar.

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