Jan 27, 2020 9:27 pm
I have just bought a 100 year-old house in Sydney that has been a bit neglected. The bargeboard on the front has rotted at the bottom ends – see photos (I have removed some of the rotten wood at one end, but not the other. one end . There seem to be 2 boards – a wider, plain one with a smaller moulded one above it. On top of the upper board is a sheet of (presumably) asbestos cement board and tiles on top of that.
I think my options are:
1) Replace the bargeboards. Removing and replacing the boards themselves looks straightforward, but I would also need to remove the end tile from each row.
- Should I also remove the asbestos board? (I'm OK with handling asbestos safely) And if so, what's the best material to replace it?
– what is the best cement to use to secure the tiles?
– What do I do with the power line while replacing the board?
2) Remove the ends of the boards and repair them.
- How do I attach the new ends to the old boards?
Which is the best option? Is the repair worthwhile or will I need to replace the boards in a couple of years?
- For either option. What do I do to stop further deterioration of the end of the rafter (see photo)?
Re: Barge boards - repair or replace?2
Feb 05, 2020 12:15 pm
We've had to replace barge boards on a few houses over the years for clients and it is a pain in the a$$ type of job.
Once something like that starts to rot in the obvious places that you can see then generally it has started elsewhere as well so removal and replacement is the best option unless you want to be doing a similar patch job in only a few years time.
You will have to replace the sparge board and then sparge up the tiles with coloured mortar as well. Fibre/cement board is what everyone uses these days. You should also get the power lines covered temporarily with tiger tails.
Re: Barge boards - repair or replace?3
Mar 02, 2020 9:54 pm
This is all dependent on how damaged they are once you start striping the paint back, I replace only what is needed and once you repaint and maintain the paint then all is well.
If you have overhead lines mounted to where you are replacing you will be up for a min $2.5k to remove and reconnect from the power authority. (Melbourne costings)
These types of jobs are as stewie D said, pain in the A$$.
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