Dec 03, 2014 9:10 pm
Our eaves went on today and we have noticed that there is a considerable gap between the eave sheeting and the brickwork, approx. 50mm. This is an extension. Also at one end the sheeting is hard against the brickwork and then begins to widen all the way to the other end to create this big gap. The end hard on the brick wall is the correct size 450mm eave, however at the other end its out to 490mm eaves???? This is the case on all 3 walls of the extension. Are we to think that the roof trusses may be out? and why didn't they cut them back to keep a 450mm eave width? Puzzled as to why the builder would think this is going to be acceptable!!
Re: Eave width and overhang2
Dec 04, 2014 12:59 pm
It sounds to me like something is out of square or not parallel. I think the builder has tried to fudge something like lining up the new walls with the old. This is part of the problem with adding on to older houses that may be as I said above out of square, not parallel and which may have settled more on one side. This happened recently for a client of mine who added on the the rear of their house. On one side the eaves, fascia and roof match up perfectly as it should. On the other there is a 75mm step in the eaves and fascia because that side of the existing house has sunk. The builder was able to fudge with the new roofing so that at least it was parallel with the old.
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