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

 

 

 

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