- 23 Jul 2007
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- Bradford, West Yorkshire
Hi Dick,Cegidfa":1gho9oel said:Hi Dibs, the roof angles are, upper chord - 18.5°, lower chord - 60°. We just get away with the upper chord angle with respect to asphalt shingles. We did have a steeper upper angle
but it affects the balance between the two and looks disproportionate. It’s a tricky thing to get right when one is constrained to 4m in height.
Having seen commercially built gambrel sheds (in the USA , on the web) they use 4 x 2 for the whole construction and no collar ties, just relying on the gussets. Also, our conservatory is 4m square and that has one 10mm rod in the middle, and double glazing weighs far more than our proposed roof. From the experience at our last house we know that building regs are way over the top, to almost CYA levels (I could bore you, but I won’t). I remember Mike Garnham remonstrating with a shed builder who put one length of wire in the middle to hold it together and even he only suggested two more of the same, albeit better applied.
I do appreciate your concern though and thanks for that. It may well be that we will have to stiffen the roof if things start to move, especially with a overhang at each end. Preferably before it flies away :shock: .
As the build progresses I would appreciate your input if you see anything you think is a bit iffy. Nothing is fixed in stone, perhaps it should be round here
Reading your build, I came to the impression that you must be built like Garth, especially when you mentioned removing a c/h boiler that weighed 100kg, on your own. Could you please post us some muscles as you must have some to spare :lol:
What a shame you couldn’t have the design you wanted because of where you live, hopefully there are other compensations to living in a Conservation Area.
I know what you mean about dis-proportionate looks, bit of a balancing act. :wink: Especially when cost enters the equation.
Thankfully the cords can be added later if you feel it isn't stiff enough. The loading on your roof will be minor compared to say Rosemary tiles or Concrete tiles, which allows for lighter construction. As for input - no probs there.
Boiler - thankfully that was before my accident prone stage. My head still hurts from the whack it got from a clamp on Sat. I'm so grateful there isn't a bruise - so no quizzical looks from colleagues and phrases like "Poor thing, must be hard putting up with domestic violence. Bet the wife whacked him with a pan!" in muted voices.
Conservation area - I live in one too, and I've had zero issues with the Planners and I do prefer it, no monstrosities (or poor taste) anytime soon.