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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…

Cleaning oak beams
I wanted to minimise the use of steel in the building and I like the texture and appearance of untreated hard woods – that led to the importation of two…

tag: ‘advice

Step 12 = heating – space and water
What are your input systems? Oh the headaches this one has caused me.

tag: ‘advice

The anatomy of a roof
Laying bare the basics of my roof structure through an annotated diagram that a layman like me can better understand, the aim of this post is to answer the question.

tag: ‘roof

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