3rd August
2009
written by Dom

Finally got a day free of rain and took advantage of my sister’s kind offer of help – lots of frantic sawing, tarring and drilling got the roof light in in a record 3 hour stretch!

grovelling on roof

grovelling on roof


First pinprick of light

First pinprick of light


what you can't see is me jumping off the ladder as the flash went off - convinced I'd sawn thru a cable

what you can't see is me jumping off the ladder as the flash went off - convinced I'd sawn thru a cable


Ta daa! - just in time for the rain.

Ta daa! - just in time for the rain.


The more observant among you may have noticed the water stains all over the ceiling of my office and be thinking “well, it’s not very water tight eh?” – truth is, I stupidly left the plywood on the roof of my car for a week in the rain – where it got stained. I will be sanding down the whole office and varnishing/oiling it so hopefully those stains will go then…

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5 Comments

  1. Nathski
    12/08/2009

    Hi Dom, Loving your work! You are an inspiration. I have a similar project materialising in my brain box at the moment. Would love to know where you sourced the roof light from, looks ideal for my purposes.

    Keep up the great work.
    Nath

  2. Dom
    12/08/2009

    Why thank you! Always nice to get positive feedback. The roof light came from B&Q of all places – They had 25% off, so it ended up costing about £45. Its not made for a flat roof so I had to get “creative” with the flashing – basically smacked it flat with a hammer and sandwiched it between roofing basefelt and topfelt with loads and loads of ‘orrible black gunk. So far, so British Summer, So watertight!

  3. 15/09/2009

    Hi Lovely, lovely shed, do you mind me asking what sort of ply are you using in the interior.

    David

  4. Dom
    15/09/2009

    Thanks for the love! It’s the same ply I used for the overall construction – regular grade exterior ply, I sanded it and varnished it with a Sadolin light oak to warm it up a bit.

  5. 26/05/2010

    i think the best roofing are ceramic based because it is a very good insulator.-`~

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