After a delayed start, we got the final three “F” rafters cut and installed up into the Side Porch Roof structure.

Side-porch-framing-complete

Side-porch-framing-complete


Then we dismantled the scaffolding tower to move it to the far side of the house where we will have our Conservatory. This will join to the house with a ‘seamless’ transition, so the house roof needs to have a dormer formed where they join which will extend out to the main house gutter line.¬†We are calling this section of the roof the “Q”, connecting onto the “P” roof!
After a very late lunch, we ripped sawn down the length of two 95mm by 45mm timber to produce a sloping edge with a 40degrees angle. These will be the Valley rafters on either side of the dormer roof framework.
And finally, to finish off the day, we took a couple of short pieces off the ends of the newly created valley rafter and glued and screwed them in between two rafters to help support the dangling end of the valley as it comes off the roof to join onto the back of the facia board.
Q-roof-framing-started-with-two-filler-pieces

Q-roof-framing-started-with-two-filler-pieces


Tomorrow, we will carry on creating more pieces to form the “Q” framework, with a flat gable end which will be covered up with cement boards as usual, but with an extra sticking out portion which will interface onto the glass roof of the Conservatory (built much later on!!).

By Shaun

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