Building a parcel box - roof material

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by jimwillsher, Jul 8, 2021.

  1. jimwillsher

    jimwillsher Member

    Hi all

    Firstly, I'm a DIYer, not professional.

    I'm building a parcel box. The box will have a rainproof lid, and I'm proposing that its a sheet of material hinged at the back. Would you recommend marine ply or OSB (huge price difference). I'm planning to put roof felt on whatever I use. Overall roof size will be around 1200mm x 600mm.

    Many thanks

  2. jonathanc

    jonathanc Screwfix Select

    Osb. Clad it in onduline: job done
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  3. jimwillsher

    jimwillsher Member

    Onduline. Never thought of that! Thank you, sounds good.
  4. masterdiy

    masterdiy Screwfix Select

    Pallett wood.:)
  5. benjaminrenaud

    benjaminrenaud New Member

    What roof to choose for wetter weathet? Fot example I'm living in North Ireland and there 80% per year there is humid weather I read a lot of article about kind of roof and I'm thinking still. This company of Ireland provides roofing services ant they have a lot of kind roof as well. So what type roof to choose you could recommend? :)
  6. jimwillsher

    jimwillsher Member

    I live in Scotland so we get our share of rain here too. I ended up using own and felt. I’d upload a picture, but even at a lousy 4.8Mb it’s too big for this forum.
  7. jimwillsher

    jimwillsher Member

    Here you go :)

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  8. woodbutcherbower

    woodbutcherbower Well-Known Member

    Looks great mate. Disappointed that you didn't fit some miniature guttering and a downspout though ....... :D
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  9. jimwillsher

    jimwillsher Member

    Typo in my post. OSB, not “own”. iPhone autocorrect…..

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