19 Sep A mega Extension Project on New House
The mega extension project had been smooth sailing up to Now, but a problem with the order for his windows tests his usual calm
Now that the building was weathertight as a result of the waterproof membrane draped over the skeleton roof construction, the next job entailed nailing a couple hundred battens to the rafters prepared for hanging the roofing tiles.
Added to the mix were several hundred squared tiles from the now redundant lean-to utility area roof. Regardless of the newest Rosemarys being nominally identical to their namesakes, they had been a few millimetres skinnier, which can add up to a big gap over courses. This is where an experienced roofer’s tips of the trade come in handy.
I had met our roofer, some years ago on a loft conversion job. It’s not appreciated mathematical the roof tiling procedure can be, requiring intricate calculations to achieve the correct gauging and laps to match the pitch and kind of covering. I had chosen simple clay tiles to match and set to work cutting and repairing of the blue battens set up and the roof.
Trying to perfectly replicate the roof on the main house has meant that the new valleys on the expansion need to be equally cut and mitred, judgment out easier options like purpose-made valley tiles or even traditional open valleys. This is a place where things have moved on a little since our house was built some 15 years ago. Valleys now are routinely formed using special’fix’ valley GRP troughs underneath, instead of being bedded’moist’ with mortar on troughs that were standard.
Challenges with my Glazing and Extension’s Roofing
The trouble is the new’ironic’ ones have a notable central lip poking up through the valley, visibly running all of the way down the mitred joint. Even though this might be a rewarding technical improvement (reducing debris obstructing’hidden valleys’ underneath), it clashes visually. This was a classic’practicality versus aesthetics’ problem, and also to replicate the roofing we reverted to’school’ apartment troughs and mortar.
We’d arranged the tiles a couple weeks before from local provider, after experimenting with samples of varying colors and textures. All these’classic reds’ are now fabricated in three varied hues so it’s significant that roofers select to attain a pleasingly effect that is even and prevent the chance of banding.
I had selected roof windows out of Buildbase, which by all accounts were as fantastic as some of the brands, in a more competitive cost.