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Are these available in the UK?

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Glenbirnie, 8 Oct 2012.

  1. Glenbirnie

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    I recently bought a pair of these roof brackets from the Home Depot (B&Q) in the US while on a tool shopping spree filling my trolly and wondering if id get it back on the plane! Rather like a woman in a jewelry shop except what I bought was usuefull and not over priced!

    Anyway I forgot to consider slate length and these arent long enough to hook onto the nails (there designed for American shingles). Im looking to modify them but they were only $10 each about £6 so it might not be worth the hassle.

    Are they available here in the UK for slate roofs?
     
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    They arent i used ones similar when i was working in newyork except they where adjustable for the angle also.You could probs get them shipped from here http://josephjenkins.com/store/home.php
     
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    I have looked at a couple of videos on this and see often people are using the roof hooks ive bought but they are removing a slate to fix them to the roof?

    Is this to allow more than one fixing?

    Is sliding a roof hook under a slate to catch on the one nail not the done thing?

    I have been using the hall hook for replacing the odd cracked slate and it works well but it seems kind of daft to remove perfectly good slates to fix roof hooks.

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    Slate nails aren't designed to take the weight of a person, no way would I trust even a new one to take my weight let alone one that may have deteriorated over time
     
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    Ok youve answered my question then. If Im doing a simply slate repair I'll use my roof ladder. If Im doing a bigger project painting windows soffit and facia round the dormer etc I'll have to remove a couple of slates and fix my roof brackets properly then replace the slates with a Hall Hook.

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    Those ones you put in with two 4 inch nails and there safe as houses the ones in Scotland are completely different our have like a large spike on them thats hit into the rafter
     
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    Heres some pictures of us staging out a roof with scottish style brackets so you get the idea
     
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    And what they look like.

     
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    Holy Mackerel!

    Scotts slaters are mental!
     
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    yeah that was a steep one lol
     
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