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Hi guys, thought some of you guys might be interested in this project. Had a tread running over on contractor talk forum but tend to use UH more frequently now! Anyway, over the past couple of years, we have been building a replacement conical roof for my fathers house which had the previous roof destroyed by a fire in 1982. This week saw us get it craned in position fully slated... it was a tad windy in the man basket for me!! Some snaps and a short video I knocked up - enjoy!

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link in the above post seems to be incorrect....maybe one of the mods could amend? thanks.



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Blimey Wheels, it was a windy day. The video brings it all to life, that was quite a job. It is amazing all the slates stayed on with the flexing that must have happened in that wind. No way I would have gone in that cradle :salute:

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Thanks DD! The video at double speed makes it look even windier than it was! We fabricated the internal framing from rolled steel with the main base ring beam being a 178x102x19UB with a 220mm dia x 10mm think pole vertically up the centre - the structure is extremely ridged & weighted over 4Ton!


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Ahh ...I see, no wonder it did not flex :lol: At least it will not burn should history repeat itself. I take it there is a bloody big lightening conductor insitu now :thumbright:

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Yes! Lighting strap is in place! Although the last fire was arson!


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Here is some mid build photos - was a 4 year build on and off!

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What a lovely job, I feel sorry for the poor children encapsulated for all time. The ultimate hide and seek game :lol:

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Impressive job that! Thanks for sharing.



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What a lovely job, I feel sorry for the poor children encapsulated for all time. The ultimate hide and seek game :lol:

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Ha...that is my niece and nephew!


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Very impressive project, it looks fantastic :thumbright:

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Brilliant piece of work. I love the way the sarking has been done,we had a mock rig like that when I was serving my time and we did the sarking like that and the apprentice roofers then slated it.
Thanks for sharing this :thumbright:



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Brilliant piece of work. I love the way the sarking has been done,we had a mock rig like that when I was serving my time and we did the sarking like that and the apprentice roofers then slated it.
Thanks for sharing this :thumbright:


Oh boy, was that sarking awkward! Me & my old man had some interesting weekends installing it! For a couple of DIY enthusiasts we did all right!

Here it was back in the '70's of the band linked to the hotel on one of their vinyl's;

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Love the way the video makes it look like a hat until you see it in perspective.



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fantastic job
quite awesome and amazing
and technically its a round tower with a conical roof is it not :lol:

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