Today (and a bit from yesterday), we resumed the assembly of our Skylight framework, working along the front, then along the back side, both towards the right hand end and finally finishing off the whole framework with the five way coming together of rafters. All was successfully glued and screwed into place.
Now we have started on the next phase of putting on the rubber membrane and gaskets all over the white surfaces, with the completion of a “skirt” strip around the whole outer edge. This skirt is 100mm wide and it was glued and stapled right on the outside top edge of the frame, just below the slot and it falls down on the outside towards the kerb. Eventually, the breathable roofing membrane will come up the roof slope and tuck under this rubber skirt to seal the skylight to the roof, it also provide protection against the rays from the Sun for the membrane and ensures that it will last for years to come.
Finally, we brought into our workshop all the aluminium glazing bars and other bits and pieces, ready to cut them into their assigned lengths. We chopped some sample pieces so we can get a handle on how they feel and how they fit together.
On Monday, we will start on the Ridge and sort out the stainless steel bolts (three of them), slice up the glazing bars and start stapling on the rubber gaskets.