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  1. SomethingSomething

    Damaged Cross-Beam in Loft

    Hello all, I posted a forum post here about a poor boiler install and have now asked roofers to have a look in the coming week at the crossbeam the engineers cut significantly when installing the boiler...
  2. R

    Chimney/roof leaking advice needed :)

    Hello, We had new led flashings fitted. We seem to still have leaks coming through around the chimney- the roofer has returned 4 times to try to remediate but it's still leaking somewhere and we're not sure where/what to do. Please see pics. We're also not sure if those wet patches on the...
  3. J

    Split Purlin Help please

    We're purchasing our first home, the level 3 survey came back with a split purlin that may need to be replaced as temporary repair may fail. Can this be fixed without replacing full purlin? Would this be costly? We've been quoted 8k to replace and sellers are not willing to go half on fixing...
  4. B

    Reusing UPVC glass on a lean to roof?

    I am having an old UPVC conservatory pulled down. Elsewhere I have an open sided lean to shelter attached to the house which currently is roofed with thin polycarbonate sheets that are failing and need to be replaced. The timber supports for the lean to roof are very strong and sound. Could the...
  5. M

    Roofer finished the job: is the pointing under the parapets capstone okay or should they come back?

    Had the roofer have a look at chimney stack for a leak, re-bed parapet capstones (some were proper loose!) and point in places the parapet sides. He said he re-bed 5 capstones. Looking at it by the skylight I see some gaps under the capstones, should those be pointed as well or are they secure...
  6. C

    EPDM vs metal insulated panel roof - rain noise

    We're getting a garden room built and I'm looking at the different roof options. We can either have EPDM roof on OSB with insulation below or 100mm Kingspan insulated metal panels. I much prefer the look of the metal roof but I'm curious as to whether it would increase the noise from rain...
  7. X

    How to repair open folds/seams in EPDM(?) roof

    I have what I believe to be an EPDM or similar rubber roof that is about 7 years old, installed a little over 3 years before I purchased the house in late 2020. It was not coated during the initial installation, and about 3 months after I became the owner, a substantial leak occurred in the...
  8. R

    Where is the leak coming from??

    Hello! We have water coming into the loft around the chimney area. We have had the lead flashings replaced to fix it- the roofer has come back 5 times to try and remediate as it's still leaking, he's since replaced the breathable membrane and added more lead. Could anyone help suggest where it...
  9. F

    Asbestos garage roof

    Hi. We are looking into converting our garage, which currently has an asbestos roof. Does the roof actually need replacing if it is still in good condition? Also, is there something that can be used to cover the inside of the roof and store insulation? We were quoted £10,000 for a new flat...
  10. O

    Rafters on ridge beam

    Hi all, I saw this image online and I’m just curious to see if this is structurally a good method to join rafters on top of a ridge beam. In the photo you can see the rafters are beside each other and nailed rather than flush cut and butted up against each other and nailed. To me it has to...
  11. E

    Lead flashing issue

    Hello, I'd be grateful for your thoughts on issues with this lead valley around a dormer and rough ideas on costs involved to fix it. Water is getting through and staining the wall internally about half way down the dormer. Other info: Valley measurements: 2m long, ~4in wide central channel...
  12. S

    Flashing colour

    Had new roof and flashing fitted on our new extension, but one section of flashing is a different colour from the rest (see photo). Is this acceptable, or should I ask the builder to get the roofers to change it? Just wondering if it will blend in over time. Doesn't look great in my opinion...
  13. K

    Loft conversion - temporary support for purlin during floor beam install

    I’ve attached a drawing to show the existing, temporary and final diagrams to help show the question. The structural engineer has designed our loft with 2 floor steels and a ridge steel. The installation of the first floor steel (beam A) is simple, as nothing needs to be removed to install it...
  14. R

    Lead flashing just completed and still leaking!

    Hello! Please help :ROFLMAO:Bought this flat in September 23 and I'm so fed up with the leaky roof lol. We've just had lead flashings installed (previously flashings were just cement) and we had a leak around the chimney 1 month ago. The night after it was complete, it was raining, I heard...
  15. B

    Should water be permanently gathered under fascia?

    Water is always here to the point it's going moldy, and every time it rains it will drip for hours afterwards. Is this normal on a newly constructed flat-roof dormer? Sorry this video is rough: I would really appreciate your thoughts on this. I can give more context to our situation if needed
  16. T

    Occasional leak from roof tile vent

    I have 2 plastic vent tiles on my roof. From within the loft, I see that their underneath interface is a 75 mm diameter pipe, presumably to allow connectors, or just to allow ventilation. One of them is directly above the loft hatch which is lined with polystyrene on top. The other one is above...
  17. G

    Can a garage be left with its roof off?

    I have a single, detached garage. It has had nothing done to it since it was built in the 1960s. Its walls are a single skin of brick. It has a flat roof that is covered in bitumen felt. Over recent years the felt has badly deteriorated and the rain has thus soaked into the wood-plank decking...
  18. O

    Flat roof semi detached

    I am after some help if possible on the below situation. I have a 1950s semi detached house and I am looking to convert the garage into livable space. It’s currently got an asbestos roof which I’ll have removed and disposed of. I need best advice as how to have the new warm roof. It’s 6 meters...
  19. J

    Dodgy roof abutment flashing

    We have water coming into the room below the roof on the sides of the room when it rains. I'm unable to climb onto the roof to take a closer look as it is too high and I don't have access from below. I've taken a look at the roof from the window above and the flashing looks a bit suspicious -...
  20. G

    Messed up felt, can I save it?

    Hi, Rushed felting my shed yesterday as I had a few days dry. Was basically dark and cold when doing it which was probably a bit silly. Can I save it, without needing to bin that layer? The middle panel is down with adhesive, that’s where it went major wrong for me. I watched someone roll...
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