Patio Repairs

For people  who have an existing patio and are not sure what to do  .

The main question asked  with an  existing structure is  whether it is  unsafe and needs pulling down or… can it be saved?

Old Patio

Old Patio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The clients  had previous advice to pull down their existing Patio and build a new one by other contractors.

 

 

Wood rot on rafters

Wood rot on rafters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upon inspection sure enough , it was found that 4 rafters had wood rot …but we could replace. Also some minor holes could be treated and filled on some of the others.

But most importantly the main beams and posts were structurally sound apart from some rot on the bottom of  2 posts and rusty stirrups the patio still had plenty  to offer.

Wood rot on post and rusty stirrup

Wood rot on post and rusty stirrup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We  trimmed off the rot from the bottom of the posts  once we had dug out the old footings  and stirrups.

 

Replacing old stirrups for new

Replacing old stirrups for new

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replaced the old stirrups with new galvanized ones then cut and  replaced the existing brick pavers.

From here it was one step at a time after all the timbers were repainted.

Graded roof battens and shadecloth

Graded roof battens and shadecloth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replacing the old roof battens with graded battens to add more slope for the roofing sheets  and adding a small box gutter .

 

 

 

Securing shadecloth and cutting out for antenna

Securing shadecloth and cutting out for antenna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV Aerial opening

TV Aerial opening

Securing the shadecloth , fixing a perimeter batten and creating an opening  around the TV aerial.

Polycarbonate roof sheeting

Polycarbonate roof sheeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

roof flashings

roof flashings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleaning the gutters before fixing the roof sheets to the roof battens.Then adding the roof flashings

 

Roof flashing and box gutter

Roof flashing and box gutter

 

 

 

 

 

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New patio roofing

New patio roofing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally clean down the new roof.

 

Top Notch Pergolas & Gazebos Repairs

Top Notch Pergolas & Gazebos Repairs

 

 

 

Twin Gable Patio Build

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Dismantle and remove an existing Patio. Replace with a New gable Patio

Twin gable patio connection

Twin gable patio connection

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotten timber in old Patio

Rotten timber in old Patio with substandard roof battens

Our client wished to have an old flat patio removed and replaced with a pitched roof patio.

The old Patio had some rotting timber rafters in it and the roof was not held on too securely to the elevated roof battens which in turn were not secured too well to the main structure.

It was also very hot,  with the grey tint polycarbonate of old,  and being a flat design and so close to ones head was often only used in the winter months.

One of the  things our client asked was for the home of ‘Mr & Mrs Wagtail”  to be saved if possible.

They had their nest  on the vine that covered the main beams..

Willy Wagtail Home

Willy Wagtail Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course nothing could be done until the babies had hatched…

 

Willy Wagtail babies

Willy Wagtail babies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willy Wagtails Home Renovation

Willy Wagtails Home Renovation

. . . . and left the nest . . .

. . . .  which eventually they did.

In the meantime plans were drawn and submitted to council.

From  day one, of dismantling and removing the old patio to the building of the new patio,  every care was taken to save the  vine and the birds home.

Once the old patio was dismantled, and the new main beam was put up, we immediately resecured the vine back  to a similar position as before …nest intact…much to the delight of the owners.

 

 

Main beam with vine re attached

Main beam with vine re attached

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From here we continued  on to construct the new patio for our client and ‘Mr & Mrs Wagtail.’

Twin Gable Patio Framework

Twin Gable Patio Framework

Once  all the framework was erected it was  repainted and touched up where needed  before the new  roofing went on.

 

 Gable Patio end with clear polycarbonate infill

Gable Patio end with clear polycarbonate infill

 

 

The gable at the house gutter was covered in with clear polycarbonate to provide  weather proofing for that end.

Gable end infill

Gable end infill

 

 

 

The roof was covered in a Solar Smart polycarbonate sheet which cuts out  79% of solar heat transmission giving the owners much more days of use than the previous  patio.

 Gable Patio Underside of roof

Gable Patio Underside of roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twin gable Patio .Open Gable end

Twin gable Patio .Open Gable end

 

Twin gable Patio .Open Gable end

Twin gable Patio .Open Gable end

 

 

A gable roof patio

Roof Work

A Gable Patio with alternate polycarbonate and colour bond roof sheeting.

An extra wide gutter was designed to replace the adjoining gutter between the house and the pergola to cope with the extra rain water.

The Beam has been extended to the left to allow the support post to avoid an existing soak well.