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Tilting batten going up verge

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Bowlzi, 11 Sep 2017.

  1. Bowlzi

    Bowlzi

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    Hi,
    I'm wondering how I fit a tilting batten or something similar that will kick out the eaves/lowest tile on every row of a dormer cheek going up the pitched roof.

    If I simply screw a 50mm batten below the horizontal at the same pitch of roof then won't it obstruct the tile further up.

    Is there a way of doing something that keeps the eaves/lowest course ,at the abutment to the pitched roof, from hanging loose?

    Thanks
     
  2. chappers

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    no not necessary but you would run a single batten the same thickness as the tile battens up the pitch and then run your tile hanging battens into that
     
  3. Bowlzi

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    Yes thanks. I had done that already as that seemed a good way of supporting the batten ends.

    Have rested the lowest course on pitched roof tiles a little to keep them out.

    Cheers
     
  4. Bowlzi

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    Yesterdays work. Took a while to start but should keep me busy thiscweekend until i get to the next obstacle of tje chimney. No scaffolding here either....
     

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    If that's all your own work first time roofing, that's pretty tidy, it will get a bit more hairy when your stood on the ladder to if there's nothing below you.
    Be safe, get the scaffolder back to shoot the poles out a bit if your unsure.
    I always ask for a 3 or 4 ft over hang so you can get a ladder up the cheeks safely
     
  6. Bowlzi

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    Yes I could ask for that. I've done everything of that ladder so far... :-/
     
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    Thanks! Yes it is first time building all of it. Taking me longer than I thought. Most of the "help" I've had have has been poor quality and has caused me more work rectifying... I've gained a few grey hairs and got aches in muscles I didn't have before. :)
     
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    Good work, it's looking good so far, anything else you need, just shout.
     
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