A traditional Sussex hipped roof, hand cut in English oak. This type of roof was common in the south east of England from the late medieval period to the 18th century. It was superseded by the ‘deep section’ hip rafter which is still common today. All rafters including the hips are square section and tapering presenting a complex challenge for the carpenter. The frame was lined out using a combination of techniques including line transfer scribing. This technique is useful for new build or repair work in conservation. The roof was prefabricated to cover a single bay oak garden structure.