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Gable ladder sizes

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by an203888, 21 May 2020.

  1. an203888

    an203888

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    I'm going to use pvc 150mm Barge board. Can I use 4x2 timber for the ladders and end rafter? The overhang will be 150mm so don't see an issue with strength.

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    Anyone able to offer advice?! Bump!
     
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    I can't see why not.
     
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    Yes, its how we do ours.

    Even if say we are using 6 by for the main rafters, we always bring the ladders through with 4". It means you can brick up to the 4" noggs then thicken down with a batten this covering any bigger joints and it provides the ideal depth for hollow soffit and a 150mm cap-it fascia.


    Always fix your end rafter before bricking under the noggs.(y)
     
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    Done cheers :)

     
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    why? Doesn’t that make the brickwork a bit fiddlier
     
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    Yes it does. But it also straightens up the noggs which is slightly .more importanterer
     
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    I'm finding my end rafter is being straightened by my noggins!! Can't find a straight bit of wood anywhere!!
     
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