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Step 8 = roof

Category: Steps along the way March 4th, 2010 by mbc

… construction material, requirements for attic space?…

Consider the following: Do you need to replace the roof?
The answer may be a resounding and obvious YES - you may have holes as large as tiles or a ridge line like a camels back. But there are more subtle reasons to replace a roof. To conform with insulation and ventilation related building reg’s, to get the attic space you need or to accommodate the solar or PV panels you intend to deploy, it may be easier, quicker and cheaper to replace, rather than fix up the existing roof.

Keep an open mind.

Steps along the way…

When I started MyBarnConversion I meant to share some quick and easy yet hopefully valuable tips in a ‘Steps along the way’ series of short posts.

That series fell by the wayside, but now I’ve brought it back. Use the link above for a full list of my tips.

Protect your heritage
One aspect of the roof that I would retain where possible are the original roofing materials. The welsh slates I’ve kept are far superior in terms of durability and appearance to the more cost effective modern materials I would have likely had to use if an entirely new roof had been required.

If you enjoyed that post, then read these…

How much does a barn conversion cost? Part 1
A general question that’s long been asked and as yet never answered on My Barn Conversion was summed up by miss dee ennis back in 2006: I am thinking of buying…

tag: ‘advice

Maintain Traditions, Maintain Integrity – materials
When working with an old building maintaining its integrity is essential.

tag: ‘advice

Eaves
One of my last major tasks during this phase of work on the barn is to box in the gap under the eaves.

tag: ‘roof

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