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    Flat four to V6 - The roof variety.

    My May Bank Holiday has been busy. All for a good reason, but I currently ache and am rather tired.

    When I purchased my house over 3 years ago, I got a garage. The roof was cr*p, it leaked, and as it was a flat corrugated galvanised steel roof, it gathered condensation on the inside which dripped onto the car, so it was rather damp inside.

    It needed changing.

    So with alot of preparation, the first thing was to move the LC out so we had room to work.

    This is the first pic of all four cars together.


    So onto the roof, this is how it was.


    Then with a bit of work....




    With all that off, the next step was to put this on instead.


    We took a bit of time out for a spot of hangman.



    A few thing measured up and the ridge beams were measured and cut.


    Then on they went.


    As there were thre of us doing this, we'd have been lost without these.


    That's the Rafters up.


    Onto the Plywood.


    My temporary weather c**k


    Last bit of plywood just been cut.


    and on.


    Bottom edge, cut to length.


    The ridge was filled with expandable foam, just to be sure any gaps were gone, then trimmed ready for felting.


    With the underlay done, the Top felt being layed.


    While we were fitting the top roofing felt, i couldn't resist taking an arty picture.


    Ste_goffy, actually smiling. (Top felt being fitted)


    Huge thanks to Harvey and Ste, again for all their help

    So it's not quite finished, the rear of the garage has very little room, so i've finished the rear end off today (between showers)

    I'll update this thread as it's gets done.

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    looks like a hard days work mate, nice job though

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    Hate doing roof work with me old man

    Looks a good finish

    How come you didn't opt for tiles and ridges on the top of the peak? just for cost?
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    Looks good Keif. You getting it all water tight so you have somewhere dry to sleep once the baby comes along

    Out of interest whats the internal width of your garage?
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    Tom, didn't want tiles due to the extra weight.

    Auto, no it's so the old baby (LC) can stay dry, but i'm not ruling out your idea.
    It's just under 3m wide.

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    Some good graft going on there mate, top job!
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    It's getting there.

    Had a full day at it, which is O.K. the down side is, i'm at work tonight. Only another 12 hours before I leave to come home.

    So this morning, the first thing to do was remove......


    Which led to the rest of the old front magically appearing on the grass next to the door.


    Then with a bit of cutting, glueing screwing and bonding. The skeleton for the new frontage was in place.


    It took a while to refit the garage door. still not 100% happy with it, but it's better than it was.

    So after todays work, i'm left with.

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    Making some good progress. My garage roof will need redoing at some point and I am not looking forward to it, its a flat roof with chipboard and felt as far as I know, mould patches are appearing inside

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    Thought i'd give an update, as i've still be doing this, but not posted anything for a while.

    I rethought the way the roof was held onto the walls, and ended up adding some brackets and wood between the rafters, then coach bolting through each wall section, now 100% happy it's staying where I want it.

    I've also fitted some shelving in the rafters, i'll get interior pics when it's tidied and sorted.

    Then it was onto fitting the guttering.

    One morning this week, i got one side done.



    Then today I got the other side and the back with the down pipe finished.



    Which then led to starting fitting the ShipLap Cladding on the front to give it a fresh new look.


    That's how it's left for today. I'll start cutting and fitting the cladding tomorrow, but one rather heavily pregnant wife decided she want to help and sweep up, go i let her.



    Also sorted out some hangers for my ladders to get them up out of the way, Hopefully get those in tomorrow too.

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    Looks a shed load better mate ( no pun intended )
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