11 Aug 19
Existing rear porch Perspex roof has always been an issue because it doesn't project into the gutter properly and so drips down the timberwork and has caused it to rot. I'm keen to have the roof replaced and take the opportunity to smarten up the back with a new back door, and a new front door whilst we're there. In detail: a) New double-glazed back porch doors and ‘flag frame’ windows either side. Would want to keep at least top half glass to let light in, b) Glass roof to improve appearance and light input and also ensure it properly projects into gutter (which current Perspex roof doesn’t now which is why it keeps rotting). Needs a solution for soil stack which projects through the roof, so either needs polycarbonate or opaque panel just where that is, or shortened glass panel with lead flashing, c) Sand down and repaint of soil stack above and below roof, d) Replace a couple of cracked slates where necessary on small roof just above the porch roof (I can probably provide slate), e) Quote for new PVC front door but heritage style to go with house and we want to have timber architrave replaced on top of the door inside and outside to retain authenticity. Keen to ensure outside architrave is exactly the same, either carefully remove and replace original or more likely machine new timber to match original moulding.