Pitched roof done right ?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Zakaria, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. Zakaria

    Zakaria New Member

    hi everyone, so our builder got someone to do the roof and so far this is what he has done. Im just wondering if it has been done in line with building regulations as the rafters usually should be on the blockwork but on ours it has been placed on the brickwork. Also we are having 2 velux windows in and on the side that he has completed, he has made no opening for it? When we asked the man about making the frame for the veluxs he said someone else will do it after he puts on the roof tiles. Is that possible, as he has not even placed double rafters where the veluxs would go. IMG_5845.PNG 2AEDF6A4-A594-451E-B95F-AC2DFFB63B00.JPG
  2. Abrickie

    Abrickie Screwfix Select

    Damn, when did we start putting the wallplate on the external skin I think I missed that memo :rolleyes:
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  3. jonathanc

    jonathanc Screwfix Select

    Post a pic of how the rafters are fixed against the wall of the house please. Given what you have shown us I am worried

    Please contact your builder now

    1. the wall plate should be on the inner leaf

    2.velux windows go on before tiling

    also what is the roof pitch and what tiles are going on. That looks very shallow
  4. Abrickie

    Abrickie Screwfix Select

    I wouldn’t worry, there surely isn’t a BCO that’s going to be happy with that
  5. jonathanc

    jonathanc Screwfix Select

    Rafters held to the house wall by 2 screws presumably each side. Not secured to wall plate either abs wall plate not tied down…. Apart from being on wrong leaf.

    That needs to come off and be started again
  6. Zakaria

    Zakaria New Member

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  7. Zakaria

    Zakaria New Member

    I don't know the pitch but the tiles the builder got are "Marley red major tiles" 420x330mm
  8. Abrickie

    Abrickie Screwfix Select

    If you mean Marley Ludlow Major, then the minimum pitch on d 22.5 degrees and I doubt that’s what you have :(
  9. Zakaria

    Zakaria New Member

    is that to do with the position of the wall plate or the Gabel end
  10. jonathanc

    jonathanc Screwfix Select

    the pitch on your roof looks to be less than 22degrees so those tiles are not suitable.

    Edit: by counting blocks I think your pitch is 15 degrees

    given the basic errors here I would stop work and call building control out to meet with your builder and yourself

    what you have here is a disaster…
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  11. stevie22

    stevie22 Screwfix Select

    Another issue is the single wall plate. My local BC has for several years insisted on a second plate with a horizontal section of ceiling joist to triangulate the rafter.

    As others have said just about everything is wrong.

    Do you have any approved drawings?
  12. Severntrent

    Severntrent Screwfix Select

    Don't think thats an issue, sounds as if your BC is an odd ball

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