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PostSubject: New Loft Roof....   Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:28 am

shortly I will be building my new loft, it will have a tiled apex roof.......I know on a house you put felt on first before you tile the roof, but on some lofts ive seen they havnt bothered to do this, they have just tiled straight onto the battons......anyone got a tiled roof, can they advise what they have done...?

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PostSubject: Re: New Loft Roof....   Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:34 am

they idea of a tiled roof is to let the loft breath, no way do you use an undrfelt on a pigeon loft roof
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PostSubject: Re: New Loft Roof....   Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:35 am

right I see, so the air will go through the small gaps and hopefully not let rain in...?
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PostSubject: Re: New Loft Roof....   Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:37 am

correct just give them enough over lap
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PostSubject: Re: New Loft Roof....   Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:38 am

like brickwork, half bond...? start in one corner at the bottom, work along the row then work upwards...?
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PostSubject: Re: New Loft Roof....   Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:40 am

Don't have a tiled roof myself Dave but it would be a good idea to put plenty of pitch on it to get the water going the right direction at first you will probably have to move one or to tiles as you will most Lilly have leaks as some of my mates have had to do
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PostSubject: Re: New Loft Roof....   Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:43 am

30 degree pitch you will be ok
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PostSubject: Re: New Loft Roof....   Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:43 am

thanks mark, that's why I asked about the under felt....I was thinking it might leak, and theres quite a bit of work involved tiling the roof I presume. also wondering what size floor joists to use as there will be quite a bit of weight in the roof too.
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PostSubject: Re: New Loft Roof....   Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:44 am

edgie wrote:
30 degree pitch you will be ok

right edgie, how do I work out 30 degrees...? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: New Loft Roof....   Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:45 am

protractor o you not have a angle bubble on your level ?


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PostSubject: Re: New Loft Roof....   Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:47 am

scratch they are only small............. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: New Loft Roof....   Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:51 am

do you have a angle bubble on your level ? or take a template from a garden shed roof
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PostSubject: Re: New Loft Roof....   Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:52 am

yes ive got a level with an angle bubble on....will that be 30 degrees...?
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PostSubject: Re: New Loft Roof....   Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:53 am

it will if you set it
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PostSubject: Re: New Loft Roof....   Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:44 am

David, get on youtube, plenty videos give you some idea before you jump in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOQxbcZkqxA&t=6s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOQxbcZkqxA&t=6s

If you have guttering along front make sure the pigeons can't pick about in it.
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PostSubject: Re: New Loft Roof....   Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:16 am

thanks for that colin, watched the first video and was very interesting.....will look at the other when I come home later.
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