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Hello,

I'm currently undertaking a project to fix up my garage, one of the main tasks is the roof. Its a brick built garage with the joists sitting on wall plates on top of the walls.

I need to replace these joists as they have got water damange but i'm not sure if mounting them back on top of the wall plates is the right thing to do? All I seem to see how are joist hangers that leave the joist flush with top of the wall. I'd rather keep it the way it is and secure it with L straps onto the wall as it is just now or is there an advantage to hanging them?

Any advice appreciated.

Dave

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Why have they got water damaged has the roof been leaking

The normal way would be to replace and sit on top of the wall plate and fix to the wall with straps thats the way I would always do it

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Why have they got water damaged has the roof been leaking

The normal way would be to replace and sit on top of the wall plate and fix to the wall with straps thats the way I would always do it

Thanks for the reply. Yes, the roof has been leaking. The roof has felt and galvanised corrugated tin sheets, however it looks like they were never sealed properly at front or back. The gutter is at the back of the garage . My intention is to-

1. replace all wall plates and joists but create a fall from front to back by staggering the joist height slightly

2. use OSB3 t&g roof decking on the top.

3. re felt properly, sealing it all round. I'm not sure how to do this at the sides, whether I should raise the facia boards to channel the water towards the back rather than encourage it to drip down sides.

4. replace the tin sheeting, i'm not sure this is needed but since I have it i'd like to use it.

I'm also replacing the side door and garage door, but this is also proving troublesome as the sizes are strange. I'm having to replace the lintel in the side door so I can raise the clearance a bit. The garage door is also a strange size, its 2140 x 2010 brick to brick and ground to lintel which wont accomodate any of the doors i've seen when you add on the size of the frame.

David.

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The best thing for chanelling the water away on the roof is to fit a fillet down the sides where you don't want it to run over the edge just some 2 x 2 cut at 45 degress down the full length would do if you go to your local timber merchant they will have it or cut it for you

Can you not open up the size of the opening for the garage door

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Thanks for the tip on the fillet. I thought about opening up the garage door, while I could do the width easily by cutting a bit of the brick its the height thats the issue. There is a massive concrete lintel that stretches across the whole wall and is double thickness. I think its beyond my skills to try removing it and replacing it with another.

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Replacing lintils is not that hard just get some props in the right place remove and replace is there brick work above the lintils if you put up some photos I cna explain in detail how to do it

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Replacing lintils is not that hard just get some props in the right place remove and replace is there brick work above the lintils if you put up some photos I cna explain in detail how to do it

Apologies for the late reply, I missed your last response.

I have uploaded a couple of pictures to my gallery here. The last picture is of my side door that I have got a upvc door to fit. The upvc foor is 950mm in width and the replacement lintel I have bought is 1200mm long. I think this may be a bit on the short side to give the over lap on each side, what do you think? The next size up is 1500mm which may be a bit long.

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Regards,

David

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