Saturday, 29 October 2016

Extension Progress - Roof On

Sorry it's been a quite week on the blog - I've been really busy! 
Managed to get the roof on the extension!

It's now felted and battened meaning that it's waterproof from the top and ready to tile! 
I still have a few things to do inside the roof (which I'll do tomorrow - Sunday). 
Here's some pictures of some of the frame work - 

Cuts on the jack rafters


Hip and jack rafters either side

Beams as ceiling binders but also to form a truss to support the purlins in the roof
Feels good to put a lid on the place and to be honest it's been one of the hardest little roofs I've done just because of how it cuts intot he old one and that it has purlins, I don't think I could have gone for a truss one just because of how complicated it is. 

I've also had a bit of help over the last week or so, so big thanks to Andy, Dill, Nick and Dave who've all come at different times to lend a hand, the days on my own always seem very slow by comparison! 

If I finish off a few structural things in the roof tomorrow I'll be pleased with how half term gone! Just the job of tiling to go on the roof then (as well as fitting gutters, etc) but that's not straight forward either! 

17 comments:

  1. That is some fancy framing there Kev. Got to love a challenge like that.

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    1. It was a good challenge but I think I spent too long thinking about it, when I got on and did it went fine!

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  2. When I built our 'tower' I used very similar wood, method, etc. I even used 6 inch nails to hold everything together. It's been in place for about 10 years, and nothing has fallen down; yet!

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    1. That's the true test - time! Hopefully I'll not have to touch this one for years!

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  3. Great news on being watertight, at least the weather has held for you to get the roof, once the tiles are on then need a topping out party :-)

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    1. Great weather all week really, I've been very lucky, if it had been bad all week I won;t have got half as much done!

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  4. Some fine carpentry there Kev. Waterproof before winter, great stuff.

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  5. Do you celebrate topping the roof now it's finished. Looks a lovely job, you are a clever man to have around.

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    1. Topping out would be when the tiles go on, but I doubt I will, maybe a piece of cake!

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  6. Don't pay that roofer until he's finished Kev!

    Only joking. The roof is a credit to you and you must have saved a fortune on labour costs.

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    1. It's saved us some money that's for sure, but I would have normally earnt money over half term so it's cost in that way as well.

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  7. I'm a little curious about what inspections are done. When we had an extension built on our house in the United States we had to have quite a few inspections done, which meant that once one part was done we had to wait until someone came out and said it was ok before the next part could be done. Sometimes it took ages before an inspector came out.

    Helen

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    1. Yes, it has to be inspected at key stages, Generally the inspector will come within 24 hours of a phone call, I've worked with mine before and he knows how I work which is good as well. We haev to pay for it though (about £400 or so I think for the inspections).

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  8. That's looking very good, what a neat job. And it's a good time of year to be getting things weatherproof so quickly.

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