Scottish slate is a long lasting roofing material and although slate roofs have a finite life a lifespan of up to or beyond 100 years is quite common.
Scottish roof construction.
A cut roof this is the traditional method of cutting the timber on site and building up the roof using rafters ridge boards joists and purlins etc the exact details being determined by the size of roof size of timbers etc.
Emerging research hanke 2006 newland 2010 crone and mills 2012 has started to.
If you want to add to your roof but it does not meet the conditions for permitted development you have to apply.
For more information on what is considered a permitted development when adding to your roof read the scottish government s guidance on householder permitted development rights publication and go to section 4 42.
Slate has been used for this purpose for centuries.
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The guidance is not prescriptive and other methods of meeting the functional standards will exist.
Hi any help would be appreciated i have just bought an old croft house in the highlands of scotland.
It is particularly well known for its use as a roof covering on many traditional scottish buildings.
Scottish roof structures seem to have been a neglected area within the construction history studies.
Discussion in roofing and guttering started by luxmore100 23 jun 2013.
Overview the roof covering is a building s first line of defence against the weather.
Slate is one of the most widely used building materials in scotland.
It s wise to inspect slate roofs regularly to spot potential problems as soon as they appear.
The roof is fibre cement slates nailed directly onto sarking boards.
There are two basic methods of pitched roof construction.
Typically a scottish practice the roofing underlay is laid directly over a series of sarking boards fixed to the roof rafters with the roof slates nailed directly to the sarking boards.
Scottish slate roofs have a number of characteristics which make them well suited to both the local climate and the nature of the material produced by slate quarries in scotland.
Accredited construction details scotland 2007 this document provides guidance and one method to meet some of the requirements of the functional standards set out in regulation 9 of the building scotland regulations.