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 Post subject: Re: Build a lean to
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:44 pm 
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Some good info from stevo thete, but you will need to beef up the 2x1 as that is not really strong enough


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 Post subject: Re: Build a lean to
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:25 pm 
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MikeD wrote:
I guess the tricky part with the OP's plan is that he (I think) wants to bridge between the house wall and a wall on the boundary, so water run-off isn't as straightforward as adding guttering to a facia. You'd have to have some sort of channel/gutter on your side of the wall.


Yes this exactly, the wall of the house is straight and the garden wall is flat topped brick so about 8" wide. I'm thinking that I am going to have to install a channel on top of the wall to divert water to a butt/drain. If I have to use supporting columns then the space will be restricted sufficiently to scrap the idea.

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I think you could probably put shed/greenhouse guttering on top of the crossways roof beams up against the boundary wall, with lengthways ones to support the roofing sheets -- if the lengthways bits are tall enough then the roof will end up sufficiently above the gutter. Depends on the boundary wall being tall enough, and indeed it being your wall ;)


I'm 99% it's our wall, joined to our house, made of the same colour brick (next door being different) and is separated from next door by vehicular access to their parking.

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Bear in mind that anything fully enclosed will count as part of your permitted development rights, so if you ever want an extension you've used up some of the size you could have had. Unless they've changed all the rules again, I can't be bothered to keep up :)


You're probably correct there, I may have to take the door off if we want to extend but it's probably only going to be 3-4sqm.


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 Post subject: Re: Build a lean to
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:37 pm 
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gtRTSdh wrote:
Yes this exactly, the wall of the house is straight and the garden wall is flat topped brick so about 8" wide. I'm thinking that I am going to have to install a channel on top of the wall to divert water to a butt/drain. If I have to use supporting columns then the space will be restricted sufficiently to scrap the idea.


Shed/greenhouse guttering's only 3in wide, you should be able to support the ends of your beams on top of the wall and still have space for the guttering. 2in of overlap will be enough for the ends of the beams. Mine's got 4x2 wall plates, 3x2 beams going crossways and 2.5x1.5 (or 50x38 I expect it actually is) bits going lengthways.


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 Post subject: Re: Build a lean to
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:34 pm 
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We finally moved in last Thursday, no broadband yet, just using my mobile as a modem. The area I want to cover is 4.3m x 98 cm, the brick wall is 1.8m High so even a flat roof would have head clearance for me!


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 Post subject: Re: Build a lean to
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:07 pm 
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http://www.screwfix.com/p/horticultural ... f-10/30502

That lot would set you right, and leave enough for a couple of doors.


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 Post subject: Re: Build a lean to
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:44 pm 
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Good call, durable too...8)


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