Wooden Facia board million dollar question

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Van Haven, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Van Haven

    Van Haven New Member

    Does anone have the answer to the million dollar question....does anyone know where to get decent, treated wooden fascia, size is approx 150mm x 20mm in about 6m length. All anyone seems to sell id uPVC and i'm not interested in that!
     
  2. blueassedfly!

    blueassedfly! New Member

    smiths timber benfleet essex but theyll only do you a 5 metr length, and theyll presure treat it for you!
     
  3. cabinet

    cabinet New Member

    Would it be possible to use pre-treated decking boards. The reason why I ask I have noticed the some are smooth on the on the underside, but I am not sure what sizes they come in. The one in the link as a finished size of 27 x 144.
     
  4. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    no, is the short answer



    the long answer

    most fascia board is 19mm finished, 27mm would bring the fasia face forward

    that shoves the gutter forward such that there is insuffient overhang from the tiles into the gutter


    to maintain the overhang each rafter foot would have to be cut back
     
  5. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    It would be only 7-8mm difference.

    I would not use decking boards. They would be prone to cupping, especially as only being fixed into end-grain rafters.

    But a timber of the original size, treated, would be best, and as said, timber yard.



    Mr. Handyandy - really
     
  6. chip off the block

    chip off the block New Member

    since when has thicker timber been more prone to cupping????

    if I knew where you lived *

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  7. cabinet

    cabinet New Member

    Puting your hand on our heart would 7-8mm increase in the thickness of the fascia board give that much of a problem?
     
  8. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    since when has thicker timber been more prone to
    cupping????

    if I knew where you lived *



    It's the way it's cut, and those grooves you know. Allowing the flat side to expand and with less resistance on the grooved side, they are ALWAYS going to cup.



    Mr. Handyandy - really

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  9. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    hatred for handyandy? .........leading to murder

    it seems a "little" excessive

    an anger management course may be the way forward



    as for the 7/8mm difference. it isnt the point

    the point im making is that decking made for decking

    ................. not fascia



    and the grooving in decking is not to prevent cupping

    its cosmetic
     
  10. cabinet

    cabinet New Member

    as for the 7/8mm difference. it isnt the point

    the point im making is that decking made for decking

    ................. not fascia


    I don’t understand; how come you can’t use decking for fascia board, those that did would they be publicly flogged ? At the end of the day both are produced from timber the only difference is one is a little thicker and the name and I ask my self what’s in a name.

    The grove to hold the soft board can be made with a suitable size router, can it not?

    Its only modern fascia that as a thickness of 19-20mm in days of old fascia had a finished thickness of 22, 25, 30, and even 38mmm.


    Some times I think we need to think out side the box.
     
  11. Mr Mike

    Mr Mike New Member

    "if I knew where you lived *"

    Are you one of those 'feral youths' they keep banging on about on the news ? :)

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  12. busy builder

    busy builder New Member

    Back to topic....

    Some up here use T & G boards. Actually look quite nice when stained.
     
  13. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    hatred for handyandy? .........leading to murder

    it seems a "little" excessive

    an anger management course may be the way forward



    as for the 7/8mm difference. it isnt the point

    the point im making is that decking made for decking

    ................. not fascia



    and the grooving in decking is not to prevent
    cupping

    its cosmetic




    Quite right. Bit not only cosmetic, it gives somewhere for water to lie beneath the walking surface, aiding grip.


    For those others, think on how you might treat(WITH A SAW) a piece of timber to aid bending ?



    Mr. Handyandy - really
     
  14. barbaricduck

    barbaricduck Active Member

    I am with Mr HandyAndy on this one. I think the trouble is that a lot of people speak without thinking first. It has caused war's in the past ya know.... Or maybe they do not possess the intelligence to think a simple concept through. Consider the testicles, and surface area's. And heat sinks. THINK!!!
     
  15. Biffo

    Biffo Member

    the thickness is not a problem ,when existing fascia is overboarded ,10 mm fasciaboard

    you can use a eps system which slides up the tiles/slates then locks into the gutter .

    or use 9" damp to do the same
     
  16. Biffo

    Biffo Member

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