I have noticed a trend in my area for houses to have the end gable walls
extending higher than the roof. In one development this led to problems of
damp soaking into the capping and into the bedrooms.
Tried a search on Google to see what this type of construction is called -
Reminds me of London where most terraced gouses have the party wall
extending up through the roof line.
On Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:38:21 +0000, DerbyBorn wrote:
Not to me! This house was originally detached but was 'terraced' (one
each side) in the 1930s, and that's effectively what they did, presumably
to divide the roofs and incorporate chimneys.
It's a pain - the flashing is prone to failure where the extended wall
meets the roof.
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The small development my daughter moved into has that type roof. The develo
per has already had to repair the vast majority of the roofs even before fi
nishing the last houses. On her semi the gable walls are like that but acro
ss the party wall the roof is continuous, inside the loft the party wall ha
s only been brought up to one block above ceiling height the rest is simply
divided off with sheets of foam.
I'd want to check that these "sheets of foam" met building regs -
especially for fire safety. AIUI a party wall in the loft space doesn't
need to meet the standards for sound insulation but does need to resist
a fire like, say, a stud wall with plasterboard and sealant all round.
Subject to what others who know better have to offer, I'd have thought a
polite question to the BCO might be in order. No need to mention
mention Grenfell Tower unless there's no response within a reasonable time.
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