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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorTriassic
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2015
    I'm about to start the detailing of the gable ends of my new slate roof and was wondering if I should use traditional concrete verge cloaking boards or the latest plastic offerings. Also has anyone got any links to current best practice around gable end verges?
    Metal (aluminium) verge would be better still over plastic. Plastic can suffer UV degradation and failure but are better than cement.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2015
    Do not under any circumstances use undercloaks.

    Better off without them. Cloaks from powder coated Ali would work well.

    I like it when the bottom of the slat is cut off 75mm at 45 degrees to help throw rainwater towards the body of the roof.

    If you have barge boards ten definitely cloakers.
    • CommentAuthorwoodgnome
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2015

    I used these. Look good with my Aluminium Fascias.
    • CommentAuthorJamster
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2015
    I wanted the aluminium ones, merchant supplied the plastic ones, roofer coming the next day and nobody had the ali ones on hand locally so we've the plastic ones. Annoys me still, but looks ok. I would imagine the ali would look very good though. Only point I will make is that with our stone skin finish, we needed to point in the lower edge against the stone where the variations in the stone left a a finish that might have allowed insect ingress. If doing it again I might go for the coping stone (or whatever those slabs on top of a wall are called) look...
    Dont think I will have an Ali option on my Listed Building but need to do something as its breaking up at the edges. At the moment it seems to be concrete which is damaging the stone so I am looking for a Lime Mortar alternative or is this a bad idea.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2015
    no it is a good idea
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