Hi, i wonder if i could get a bit of advice from the experts on here.
Next week i
m undertaking a Slate job. Last time i did any slating was a good few years ago and at the time i was just leraning the trade, so im not fully experienced in slate roofing.
Now, working the gauge out is not a problem , slate length - headlap divided by 2. My question really is can this gauge be adjusted slightly to account for the roof space, for example, say my set gauge leaves me 5 inch short at the top of the roof, can i adjust it slightly to fit. If not is the best method to “cut” down the top course of slates and top half slates?
m not sure if the slates will be pre holed or not, if theyre not, it souldnt be a problem. But if they do come pre-holed whats the best way of coming to the correct gauge for the laths, if the normal gauge formula leaves me miles away from the drilled holes.