Lean-to wall strong enough for tiled roof?

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  1. Jack Cruwys-finnigan

    Jack Cruwys-finnigan

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    Hi all, I have a lean to with a corrugated plastic roof. I've been given enough concrete double roman tiles to cover the area and I feel I'm capable enough to replace the roof myself. The only thing I don't know is if the current lean-to wall will be strong enough to take the weight. It's a single skin brick wall with some pillars by the doors, but it doesn't seemed to be tied into the house much (or at all really). Pics attached. I might be worrying about nothing, but thought it would be good to check. Thanks in advance.

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    I assume you plan on removing the existing wooden roof structure and plan on replacing it with a new much stronger one?

    How deep are the foundations on that wall?

    The wall should be fine.
     
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    Jack Cruwys-finnigan

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    Yes, I'll be replacing the timber with whatever thickness is recommended. I have no idea how deep the foundations are... We are a single story bungalow. I'm not sure if that helps it looks like the lean-to was built at the same time as the house.

    I guess the roof joists will tie it all together and spread the load.
     
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    Pitch appears a little low for double romans
     
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    Lol, the roof, if it is built properly, will restrain the wall. Additional downward thrust, spread across a bedded 100mm x 75mm wall plate will be minimal.
     
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