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  • Top work TW - you're making me want to rip mine apart and start again.

    Would agree that it's not necessary to cut the birds mouths for such a shallow pitch. Had to google truss clip - I hadn't seen them before but they look like a nice way of doing it. I just used 4 x 100mm nails spiked through from both sides of the rafter toe nailed towards the centre but I guess with your top plate having steel in it that's not possible. Oakwood garden rooms use joist hangers upside to hold them down.

  • This is shaping up great! Do you (or anyone else) need any Tyvek? I have probably 65-70m of a roll left over from my build. Probably have some tape too. And some vapour barrier.

  • I could indeed! I've not even got to the working out stage yet, let alone ordering it.

    I guess you need to work out the external wall area?

  • There's another bit of 2x4 to go above the flitch beam as well - I could have toed the beams in, but there's a 1m overhang which could catch a breeze.

    Where the beams are doubled up, I'm using upside down hangers (as double width truss clips don't exist, apparently), and I've butchered some older single hangers to use as straps where there are joists with limited clearance between them (where they overhang the side walls).

    you're making me want to rip mine apart and start again.

    Yours looks great, though!

  • Roof fun.

    About half way screwing down the OSB, but I've run out of screws.

    And it is hot as bollocks on the roof.

    And my thumbs barely work.

    Hopefully, the boards will be up and trimmed today, and I can but the sides up tomorrow.

    The aim is to be watertight by the weekend, bar the door which needs to be measured when everything is walled up and not moving.


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  • Looking good 👍

  • All of the OSB is now up.

    Just waiting on wrap to be delivered, rubber to be delivered, and skylight to be delivered.


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  • I feel like a total amateur reading this thread

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