I have an arbour with a roof very similar to this one:
which, after 10 years, is now showing its age.
The curved roof supports are made from laminated beams providing
a groove into which is threaded a prefabricated set of timber
feather edge boards (nailed to a bit of flexible ply, a little
like a tambour). Each of the 14 boards per side is about 80 mm
wide, 800 mm long and 10 mm at its thickest.
The original supplier simply imports kits, and can offer no
I guess I have two basic options - either try to replace with
similar timber inserted in the slots, though I haven't seen
feather edge board that narrow, or fix something on top of the
side members. Even then, because of the curve, and the need to
overlap each board, I'm not at all sure what I could use.
I reckon I need either pressure treated timber, or something
(cedar?) which is naturally more weather resistant, though I
guess that might be expensive.
Chris J Dixon Nottingham UK
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