Home  5  Books  5  GBEzine  5  News  5  HelpDesk  5  Register  5  GreenBuilding.co.uk
Not signed in (Sign In)


Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

PLEASE NOTE: A download link for Volume 1 will be sent to you by email and Volume 2 will be sent to you by post as a book.

Buy individually or both books together. Delivery is free!

powered by Surfing Waves

Vanilla 1.0.3 is a product of Lussumo. More Information: Documentation, Community Support.

Welcome to new Forum Visitors
Join the forum now and benefit from discussions with thousands of other green building fans and discounts on Green Building Press publications: Apply now.

    • CommentAuthorJamster
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2018
    Hi all,

    Umming and ahhing over my roof - was going to use something reclaimed locally but not much around that will compliment the untreated waney edge cladding with a pitched roof. Building is 3m x 5m.

    Leaning towards timber shingles - have seen a few posts on here that suggest that its important to source them correctly if choosing cedar. I've seen larch suggested also. Does anyone recommend one species over another and also can anyone suggest any good suppliers? I'm in Durham; one suggestion is Robert Duncan at Gateshead; I've got a self build account with Jewson too but presumably these will have a choice that limited to the bigger producers.

    Also, since I'm going to sheath the walls with OSB, is it worth putting a layer on the roof too as a sarking board and to give a bit more strength - I know I'll have to still use battens but it might also reduce the chances of me falling off (a bit)... In fact, apart from the cost, I suppose my query here is there a down side to it?

    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2018
    What is the pitch of the roof?
    • CommentAuthorJamster
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2018
    Not built yet but 30 degrees as planned.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2018
    OK then cedar shingles, triple leaped and nailed with bronze tacks. Never walk on it and it will last 80 years
    • CommentAuthorJamster
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2018
    Thanks Tony - any downside to an osb / sarking first layer?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2018
    I would definitely want battens as it is crucial that air can circulate under the shingles to keep then bone dry i.e. don’t fix directly to OSB
Add your comments

    Username Password
  • Format comments as
The Ecobuilding Buzz
Site Map    |   Home    |   View Cart    |   Pressroom   |   Business   |   Links   

© Green Building Press