Carpentry & Roof Construction
At Pople Roofing our fully experienced team of roof joiners are here to ensure you get a roof structure that is both strong and exact.
Carpentry on roofs can be very complicated and unless you have a good track record and plenty of experience, its quite easy to get wrong.
At Pople Roofing, we undertake a significant level of roof related carpentry on a daily basis. We do not employ an outside firm of carpenters but are capable and equipped to undertake such carpentry work required to complete our roofing projects.
Usually, the carpentry work that we undertake is limited to specific items, often needed to facilitate the installation of certain roof details. The list below outlines the type of carpentry work frequently undertaken by our teams.
- Installation of new valley boards.
- Installation of new gutter substrates.
- Installation of new flat roof decks.
- Replacement of rafters where defective.
- Construction of dormers.
- Repairs to dormers and timber windows interfacing with roof areas.
- Replacement roof structures.
- Replacement timber gutters.
As with all of the work that we carry out, the use of quality materials, coupled with an eye for detail, ensures that all of our carpentry work is carried out to the highest possible standards.
Valley Boards if the shape of a roof requires a valley it is imperative that moisture does not penetrate at any point in the valley construction. To ensure this does not occur DPC will be installed along the length of the valley created.
This is then covered in Lead lining followed by an overlap of felt and then finally the tiles. Valley Boards are installed to support the weight of the DPC and Lead. Roof rafters are often notched to accept the new valley boards.
If not installed correctly the Valley is one of the most prone to leak areas of a roof as it is the area in which water is directed towards rather than away from therefore correct detailing and build is essential. A common misconception is that the mortar bedding will prevent water access, however, a valley should work even without mortar.
Flat Roof Deck
A Deck is not only found on a boat it is actually the structural substrate of a flat roof and should be built to support the static and dynamic design loads as well as any load occurring from construction including machinery and plant.
All decks should be built of adequate strength to ensure structural integrity and provide ample support to the chosen roof coverings.
Softwood timber boarding is a traditional material used for the deck, It is important that the timber used should be;
- Natural species derived or preservative-treated in accordance with BS EN 599-1:2009
- At least 19mm thick
- Double nailed at each joist
- Loose or unsafe ridge tiles
Plywood for flat roof deck
Should be of at least marine grade and suitable to external users to BS EN 636 plywood boards used for the deck should conform at a minimum to;
- 18mm minimum thickness
- Double nailed at each joist
- Laid with staggered joints
- Provided with expansion gaps of 3mm between boards.
Replacing Roof Rafters
Roof rafters are structural timber sections that stretch from the ridge or hip to the wall plate, downslope or eave. And are designed to support the roof deck and coverings. A pair of rafters is known as a couple. In housing construction rafters are usually made from wood in some properties you will find that the rafters have been left exposed as a feature.
In modern buildings, preference has been made towards trussed rafters on the basis of cost and economy of the materials used coupled with off-site manufacturing and ease of construction.
Rafter and joist systems are made up of two sections that run directly below the roofing surface and give its shape, while the joists span the gap between the two rafter ends and support the whole thing. Over the years roof rafters can wear and rot and you may require a replacement. Replacing existing rafters without removing the roof requires carpentry skills.
Dormer Roof Construction
A dormer is usually made from wood. The main structural parts that form a dormer are the roof, side walls and front which faces outward.
Dormers and planning permission Planning is not required provided that basics are followed as detailed here.
Pople Roofings Carpentry & Roof Construction Work
Below are some examples of completed Carpentry & Roof Construction Work delivered by Pople Roofing, showing the professional workmanship throughout.
What some of Our Client Says
All of Pople Roof Specialists are taken from Checkatrade
Arrived on time. Worked well as a team. Well turned out , polite and respectful. Working from a flat roof, on to a slate one, both of which they protected. Replaced additional cracked slate. Left site as they found it, clear and tidy. If you need roofing work use this Company.
This job was completed under very difficult circumstances as we had heavy snow and high winds after they had started. The roof remained water tight and the job was completed as quickly as possible despite the weather. The workmen tidied up very well when they had finished and were very polite and courteous at all times.
Would highly recommend. Very efficient. Quotes returned with in the hour. Always informed straight away, if more work needed doing. No pressure to have it done. Roofers were brilliant, friendly, didn't feel like a stranger in your own home. They done a excellent job. Fab finish. Can't praise the team enough.