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Roof Climbing - Hip end

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by vards01, 21 Jul 2010.

  1. vards01

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    I have a fair bit of climbing on my roof to do. I fully accept the risks involved with working at height. Does anyone have any trade tips for navigating hip ends, I have normal extension ladders and a cat ladder. The roof has roughly 45 degrees pitch all round, construction clay tiles, 1890's build. I'm confident with heights, just wondering if anyone in the trade has knocked up any contraptions to navigate the hip end?

    Thanks - Ian
     
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    it's called scaffold...
     
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    Yes,just put your cat ladder on at an angle and secure bottom(screw hook into fascia and tie off.A scaffold is always the saffest option but not always practical or in your case being too tight to pay for one(joke).I have used this method before and its quite safe. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm doing something similar on a first floor extension. The pitch is only 30 degrees so I'm reasonably comfortable shuffling around on the tiles, but I'm worried I might be cracking them. Am I causing hidden damage?

    They're Marley Ashmore interlockers, by the way.

    Gary
     
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    Its never worth it just to save a few quid,cant you hire at least a tower.The way i look at it most people get hurt falling off roofs.
     
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    ladders at angle..screw eyes in fascias.. jeez it says it all..We are talking 45 degrees here!!!

    and Gary you may well be.. it depends on how you go about it.
     
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    Words of wisdom.

    You don't want to be dicking around on clays at 45 deg' pitch at any price.

    You may have to strip some tiles to form a ladder up the roof. Be sure to remove full tiles as opposed to the finishing cuts that may be prevalent up one side of the hip.
     
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