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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:29 pm 
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Hi all,

I am just about to embark on a new project by building my wife her new workshop for her business.

    The workshop size is 6.5m x 3m.
    The workshop height will be 3m
    The construction will be timber due to no current footings under the 6" concrete slab
    Timber size will 4x2 c24 treated timber for walls and roof with 400mm centres
    The walls be timber clad externally and 12mm WBP Ply internally
    Roof will be 16 degrees

My question is this:

I want to use proper concrete tiles or slate, none of this shingles crap. However, I am slightly concerned about the weight of the tiles and whether the timber structure will take the load. Do you think the structure will take the load?

Andy


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par1sons wrote:
Hi all,
My question is this:

I want to use proper concrete tiles or slate, none of this shingles crap. However, I am slightly concerned about the weight of the tiles and whether the timber structure will take the load. Do you think the structure will take the load?

Andy


What you should be asking is:- "Will the tiles/slates work at a 16° pitch"

Many tiles won't and slate needs a minimum of 20°. Concrete tiles are heavier than slate and might need heavier roof timbers than slate if it's a mono pitched roof, but the 4 X 2 studwork should be sound enough if built properly.

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Hi AyJay, thanks for the reply.

You made a good point about the pitch, something id seemingly overlooked.

Having now done a small bit of research this morning, I can get a man made slate tile which allows a pitch as low as 15 degrees, plus the weight will be a lot less then natural slate, this isn't something id thought about previously.

As for the timber frame, yes this will be built correctly with the walls tied into each other and anchored down to the concrete pad...not going anywhere once built.

Thanks pal

Andy


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