Discussion in 'Project Photos' started by Jordash, Feb 21, 2019.
as jord said put a pitch roof on less futher down the line but looks good
If you have a look at these cheap roof windows from Screwfix https://www.screwfix.com/c/building-doors/roof-windows/cat850314
They are around £100. all you need is to make a small upstand to fit them to the roof and it will make a huge difference in terms of light and give the feel of a much taller ceiling
Those Tyrems look good, didn't you mention you'd fitted one a couple months back? How's your aches today?
I have fitted quite a few of those windows especially the cheaper one which now look like they are discontinued. They aren't supposed to be used for habitable spaces but can't see too many issues. They are incredible value for money and so useful - especially with the weather this weekend to let some extra ventilation in as whenever it is hot we end up with an insulation or boarding job in an attic
Just going to post a picture in the other thread about my foot.
Not a chance! I'm going for an EPDM roof and I'd never get it right. I'm trying to keep it as simple as possible, to reduce the chance of me screwing it up.
Here's the finished structure. Now the hard work begins! Still need to insulate, clad and roof it. Then wiring, plastering and anything I realise I've forgotten!
It's been a while since the last update, mostly due to all the wet weather.
I have been waiting everything to dry out before getting the EPDM rubber roof up and in place.
Now I'm going to leave it up there for a few days to let the creases settle out.
Weighs a bit, doesn’t it mate? Hot weathers the best to remove creases.
Tell me about it! Two of us did it with the help of some blocks and tackle. Hoping the current weather will be enough.
Getting the creases out is easier if its a pitched roof. I used a wide soft broom to sweep the creases out, but was quite warm at the time. Just make sure, if there's print on the EPDM, that you have the printed side down
Nice project. Well done.
Thanks, I'm still making some progress.
The recent **** weather has lead me inside, where I have now insulated 3 of the walls.
I also recently got the battens on the outsides of the walls and the bottom drip cill of the metal cladding (no photo sorry).
Sadly I cut through my airline with the tin snips ☺️
This stopped play on Sunday, but I'll get a replacement this week. I also received my soffits and fascia, once this is sorted I can finish the roof.
I need some decent dry weather before putting up the metal sheets, as I need to open up the window openings (currently protected by the house wrap) and will need some time to finish the siding before fitting the windows.
I made a bit of progress this weekend. Got the soffits, fascias and gutters fitted. I also finished of the roof and roof trims.
The gutter empties into a 200litre water butt, that filled up in a day and a half in the current weather!
The front soffit may come down again, as we may add some downlights.
With most of this done I am looking forward to getting the steel up. I've also been chatting to my electrician, so we should be getting a bit of a plan together for that.
Not looking forward to having to hand dig the trench for the cable(s)! Due to access into the garden there's no chance to get any machinery in there, oh well it'll be good exercise.
Don't skimp on depth of trench for cable,need it below spade/fork depth ideally,
Thanks, just ordered a trenching spade, they're a bit longer and a bit narrower than a standard fork or spade, so that should be a reasonable gauge of depth.
Looking at 400mm trench depth.
Yep, that's the length of the new spade, so that's what I'll aim at.
So it looks like I'm mile behind with my updates, sorry about that. I'll try and remedy that now!
With the roof and soffets done I fitted a gutter.
Whilst waiting for metal supply I started putting some of the insulation in the walls
In preparation for the windows, I cut the house wrap and stapled it around window frame.
Next step, clad the building.
I've been really impressed with the metal cladding, generally very easy to do. Although I did find the nibbler I used would often get stuck in the corrugations, making it difficult to get a nice clean straight cut. Thankfully once it's all done you cover up most of the edges anyway.
Once the metal was up I could install the windows.
Here it is finished.
Nice work. What is floor area? Do you know the total cost?
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