Barryscotland

fitting windows before roof slated?

Recommended Posts

 

Probably yet another stupid question but is it OK to fit the windows and french doors before the roof is slated? Will the timber frame settle a bit and then things wont open after the weight of the slate is added?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Absolutely fine 

Your scaffolding should be right under the soffit So no chance of anything falling through 

You could stand some ply in front of f doors bifold etc 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As above and yes the timber frame will settle a bit but it is going to do that over the next few years anyway hence the compressible strip around windows etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Barryscotland said:

 

Probably yet another stupid question but is it OK to fit the windows and french doors before the roof is slated?

 

That's what we did just under 5 years ago. Our TF included a warm roof 3rd floor which was sarked. The frame and windows were erected in Nov. The slates went on in Feb. No probs at all.

Edited by TerryE
Meant sarked rather than racked.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No problem. We had some scratches on one frame from falling slates.. happened when scaffolders were moving boards and I didn't clean up before hand and debris dropped down. Keep your scaffolding clean and don't throw slates...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We had an external stone skin added to our TF the following summer. Our windows were triple glazed Internorm Aluclad.  One thing that we did do was to cover them all with a building grade polythene protection pretty much soon after they went in.  The last stage of the stone work was to careful cut around the widow frame / stonework junction, remove the polythene sheets then do the final pointing fillet.

Edited by TerryE

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Simple answer, yes. Don’t worry about it, standard install timescale.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now