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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorpappyirl
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2019
    I have an pre 1900 cottage and am looking for a traditional flush eaves detail. See attached.

    The rafter runs to the outside of the existing stone rubble wall. The rafters will be treated for the width of the wall. The slates overhang about 50mm into the gutter. The external lime render will run up the outside of the rafter ends. Gutter to be fixed into the end of the rafter. A plastic eaves protector and ventilator will be used under the last slat to ensure the water is deposited in the gutter and that ventilation is provided. The stone rubble will be built up on either side of the rafter.

    I could not find a typical detail for a flush eaves, so this is my take on what will work. Does any have any constructive comments to add?
      Flush Eaves Detail.JPG
    • CommentAuthorgyrogear
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2019
    What is the "last slat" and why is there no canted starter course ?

    What does the existing roof look like ?

    • CommentAuthorpappyirl
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2019
    The existing roof has a flush eaves. Timber fascia board nailed to the end of the rafters, gutter connected to the board.

    The last slat is the one that has the starter course top nailed. There is no slat beside the gutter, it is a plastic ventilation strip. Starter and first course of slate rest bear on this strip.

    The slates do look odd, i will need to revise the way they are drawn.
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