On 23 Sep 2005 08:43:10 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
| Fairly recently moved into 1930's house with flat roof extension
| covered in patches of orange moss and other ugly "colly-wobbles", plus
| what are obviously cracks in felt. Don't think its leaking (hard to
| tell - polystyrene tiles on ceiling below it - removing of which is
| another DIY job to come!). However it looks to be on last legs. Last
| owners said it has not been touched for 15 years! At time of purchase
| we were quoted £2800 to replace it like for like (felt)inc replacing
| wood underneath etc as it will probably need that too. (Got
| contribution to this off asking price but no where near all of it.
| Given what has been said before about flat roofs sinking and leaking
| etc do you think I would be better having it pitched? What are the
| regulations for doing that? Would it be very expensive and would I
| need planning permission?
Repairs do not need planning permission.
| Has anyone tried the new liquid type pour on
| surfaces that are being hyped at the moment and are they expensive/do
| they work? All advice greatfully received. I have NO IDEA!
Flat roofs now have to have IIRC a 1:50 slope, Suggest you measure the
slope, they made them *flat*
in the dim and distant past. If it is less
than 1:50 ish it may be better to go for a pitched roof.
I have re-felted a flat roof with cold bitumen and roofing felt, no great
problems, except for the mess.
Dave Fawthrop <dave hyphenologist co uk>
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