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Message started by LJD1974 on Feb 10th, 2019, 3:32pm

Title: Re-tile to ridge after installing a Velux?
Post by LJD1974 on Feb 10th, 2019, 3:32pm

I've recently installed (for the first time) a Velux window close to the ridge of my loft, but now need to add one close to the lower end of the roof.  Knowing how it's done, I'm guessing I need to remove all tiles above the new opening, right up to the ridge, in order to re-tile from the window upwards?  Can't think of a another way to fix the few removed tiles above the new window without doing so??  I have 300x600 synthetic slate tiles, fixed around half way up each.
Any suggestions welcome.
Thanks
Lee

Title: Re: Re-tile to ridge after installing a Velux?
Post by woodsmith on Feb 11th, 2019, 7:43am

If you Google "slate roof repair clip" you will find videos showing various methods of fixing slates when you don't have accesss to the fixing holes. It's a common problem when you just need to replace one slate and there should be no need to remove too many slates.

Title: Re: Re-tile to ridge after installing a Velux?
Post by thescruff on Feb 11th, 2019, 8:24am

On the sides use individual soakers with a minimum 150mm under each slate and ideally a secret gutter

Should find how too in the book.

https://www.associatedlead.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Guide-to-Rolled-Lead.pdf

Title: Re: Re-tile to ridge after installing a Velux?
Post by LJD1974 on Feb 11th, 2019, 1:43pm

Just found out about 'Tingles'.  Perfect!

Thanks for your help.

:-)

Title: Re: Re-tile to ridge after installing a Velux?
Post by woodsmith on Feb 12th, 2019, 12:00am


thescruff wrote on Feb 11th, 2019, 8:24am:
On the sides use individual soakers with a minimum 150mm under each slate and ideally a secret gutter

Should find how too in the book.

https://www.associatedlead.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Guide-to-Rolled-Lead.pdf


When you buy a roof window you need to also buy a flashing kit specifically designed for the type of roofing slate/ tile etc, these come with more or less everything you need to fit the window.

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