Robin's "Roof" Page - updated on Wednesday 5th June 2019
Jobs needed: 1) Plumbing (Done nicely and quickly by The Heating Surgeon) 2) French Door (Done nicely by Direct Glazing) 3) Roof Windows (Quote to supply and fit was provided by Direct Glazing), 4) Repair Roof, Ceiling, etc. (QUOTES NEEDED ASAP). Robin would like (3) and (4) to be one contract. No leaks and to last 30 years please :-)
Click on pictures to enlarge: Flat roof on rear extention in February 2018. Then photos in February 2019, after last year's work on French door and Garden .
The first contract(s)* will be the replacement of the window in Michelle's (spare) bedroom by a suitable glass French door. e.g. Model 155252 from Wickes 1.49m wide at 500 pounds seen above. Central heating plumbing was modified first: move the radiator to wall on left. See photos.
There were some immediate benefits, like easy access to the flat roof, instead of up a wobbly stepladder. This makes the major, seperate, contract* work more straightforward.
The main contract* will be replacement of the old, conventional tarmac-felt flat roof, with one with modern materials, chosen to last. One or two Lantern* Windows will be added, to provide light and nice views from the kitchen. Wiring changes will be needed in the kitchen, for lights currently where the lantern* windows will go. * (2019: now flat windows wanted, and quote to supply and fit available).
Careful consideration should be given in choice of standard roof window products, with regard to details such as supporting strength of the existing wood joists, and availability, if needed, of the old RSJ over what was the original kitchen window, before the extention. A simple use of mirrors could greatly increase the width and depth of view of sky and surroundings. Use CAD here ? Or bits of string ? :-)
Water drainage will be the existing run to the corner and down pipe. A simple means of draining water from the sloping roof down pipe, to the water butt will be done. Currently this is a length of garden hose, stuffed up the PVC down pipe, sealed with some foam.
The whole area of flat roof, will be covered in decking - although astroturf could be a better solution: less weight and lower cost. This is for a few plant pots and relaxation. e.g. Robin supervising June doing gardening below :-)
* all contracts fixed price, and by someone who I know where they live ;-)
Hi ! I'm Robin Lovelock, and little has changed on this "Contact" page for many years, other than the recent photo of me on the left. I'm a "Grumpy Old Man", born in 1947, and always pleased to get your email.
I like to start conversations with an exchange of emails, so we both know a little about each other, before we speak on the telephone or face-to-face. In the past 20+ years that I've been doing this, I've built up a huge network of friends in over 150 countries. Over 10,000 of these have used my GPS Software. So, wherever you are in the World, I may know someone within walking distance of you :-)
I retired over 10 years ago, but still help those who use my GPS Software. However, in recent years, many who contact me are interested in my Snoopy's Robot Boat hobby, or "doing good" related to my charity interests, such as NHSCare.info in the UK, or even one or more topics on Grumpy page. I prefer direct email communication, and not via social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
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