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  1. Hi all, I was wandering if anyone could help me with suggestions as to how to marry up my new warm roof build up with my neighbour’s property? The issue is that my roof was installed about 50 years ago and since then my neighbour’s property has been extended meaning there is no access to the existing fascia etc. to make this even more fun, I am going to add a warm roof build up of 170-175mm (Velutrix, 150mm PIR, 18mm OSB, GRP over existing deck). This brings the new height to around halfway up their fascia board. I have my neighbour’s consent to take my roof to meet their wall and close the 40-100mm gap which currently exists but I would appreciate any thoughts as to how best to do this while allowing the GRP to run high enough… ie. Should this be behind their fascia board? I have added a picture for reference - the gap is below the gutter line although it does not really show very well. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks in advance…
  2. I replaced the roof on my two-story house with concrete interlocking tiles and the dry ridge roofing system. I paid the local authority building control department to inspect the work and provide an approval certificate. The roofer left the scaffolding up, so the inspector could go up and check the work. The roofer was not on site when the inspector arrived. The inspector said he could not go up the scaffolding to inspect the work as the roofer had not left him a ladder. My next-door neighbor is a builder and I offered to collect one from him. The inspector declined to state it was not needed and he would inspect the work from ground level. Part of his view is blocked by the scaffolding boards. He went across the road and checked the front and side roof without using binoculars and said it was all ok. He told me he did not need to check the rear of the property as he had viewed it from the adjacent road where he had parked his car. He opened the loft hatch, briefly looked in the loft without turning on the light, and said it was ok. He walked under the scaffolding and said he could see from the gaps in the scaffolding that the new gutters, fascias, and soffits were all ok. He spent a maximum of l0 minutes, said he has completed the inspection, and passed the work. I repeatedly told him that I was concerned that he had not gone up on the scaffolding to inspect the roof closer, nor had he used binoculars for close-up checks. He told me not to worry and everything is ok. My friend involved the local authority inspectors who passed her roof last week. She tells me her inspector visited twice and each time, he went up the scaffolding and did a close-up inspection of the work. I am concerned that there may be snagging work or problems with the work that the inspector did not pick up. Is this the right way to inspect roof work? My son suggested I pay an Independent inspector to get a thorough report. Is that ok and will the roofer comply with that if additional work is necessary? The roofer left the scaffolding up from Thursday 14.4.2022 for the inspection and will take it down on Tuesday 19.4.2022 (due to the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend). As it is Easter Weekend I cannot contact the Local Authority till Tuesday. I paid the Local Authority £250 to inspect the roof which was costly to replace and I am very concerned.
  3. I'm just finalising our change of house type and the planning application is due to go in next week. The architect had put down timber fascia's, which i thought surely this should be PVC as it's zero maintenance - however he thinks that it should be about high quality materials as we are in the countryside. Surely timber is a complete pain in the arse? I cannot be bothered repainting ever years/couple of years??. I'm trying to minimise maintenance at all points but also want it to look good, however as with everyone, budget is important. what did everyone else select and why? thanks, John
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