If you wish
to build your own structure to suit Fibrethatch, a number of points
need to be covered.
Rafters to be stained or painted prior to erection or addition of
Pitch not sufficient
------------------- Preferred Pitch
b) Pitch of
structure should be 33° or above for maximum runoff, better
weathering properties and a longer life.
c) Rafters to fit inside main
beam where possible to give a nice solid edge to thatching.
d) Rafters continue up over
main ridge to reduce width of ridge gap between the thatch.
e) A barge board raised
70-80mm above the rafter top is required to hold the thatching in place
and give a finished edge to the structure.
spacing should not exceed 800mm if 8mm rod is going to be used to clip
the thatch panel onto rafter above.
g) If all
the above steps have been followed Fibre Thatch can attach the thatch
panels in place to give you a cool, water resistant roof material you
can enjoy for many years to come.
SQUARE OR RECTANGULAR STRUCTURES
These need to be carefully
constructed to avoid the use of expensive, less efficient corner panels
or tiles. Construction of structures without corner ridges should be
considered. Advice on how to construct the structures should be
obtained from Fibrethatch before embarking on a construction which may
be unsuitable for the fitting of thatching.
ROUND OR OVAL STRUCTURES
We specialise in the production
of custom designed
kit structures utilising larger posts with greater spacing, such as 5
metre diameter structures on 4 posts, or oval structures 5.4m by 3.9m
4 posts. We also specialise in spanning swimming pools. Contact us with
your requirements and let us achieve a unique
"Look, only four large poles for a custom 5m structure"