Change in pitch (1930s roof)


#1

Hi everyone…

I need to match my existing house roof for the front corner of an extension. The existing roof is old clay tiles at 45 degrees but the bottom 9 rows flare out at a shallow angle over a wide soffit. A lot of the local houses have this type of roof (1930s). The old roof looks like a simple 45 slope in the loft but I can’t see the other bit of structure that makes the shallow angle. Can anyone tell me where I might find a diagram of the structure to make this corner? Even just the name of the feature would be helpful at this stage! Many thanks


#2

Hi,

Take the corner apart you are matching. This will give you a perfect picture of what to do.


#3

Thanks Lefty

It’s not really something I could attempt. It’s high up and a lot of the existing corner tiling is cemented together. I don’t mind if my new bit is done differently so as it looks the same on the outside.

Any suggestions about what this feature might be called would be really helpful.


#4

We call it a swept eave.


#5

slate roofers call it a bell eave,
the layouts for adjusting the slate lengths to allow for the curve are documented in the slater’s bible, but for tile, it could probably go a lot easier and less complicated


#6

Thanks - that’s really useful