The good lady two weeks ago decided that off the back section of the house ( Rumpus ) room we needed a shaded and semi roof outdoor area. Even though we will shortly construct a fully roof ( weatherproofed ) pergola off the main part of the house. Her theory was ” WELL you have everything…so why not, its not like you have to buy the steel or timber, its stacked up, up the back”.
I love that shit..its just sooo indisputable as a theory..well, she is my wife and its not worth either the grief or my life to decied..NO, we are not doing that. thats because all the signs were there that this was gunna happen come hell or high water.
So I thought we might walk you through where we are so far, then do some posts of stages as they go up.
First cab was design, I’m not doing this kinda work ever witout a plan. So the Pic below is a side shot of how the brackets I have made will fit onto the wall, poke out under the eves and take a long running facia board to support the structure from the house endge.
Then having sorted out just HOW I was going to design the brackets, I needed on overall layout, especiall so when I found out, was was going to be a flat, full shade clothed area, was to have a pitched roof in the central section, full cladded with Laser light sheeting, this making it weather proof of sorts…EFFIN HELL!.
So below is the overall layout.
So with that done, it was off to the shed, several trips to the steel rack up the back, cutting, grinding, measuring and welding. For those who might be tech minded, I used, Low Hydrigen rods, 3.2mm TC units. Beautiful to used and strong as fk welds, be them verticle ups, downs or simple flat welds. The slag also comes off easily as well. You tend to need a few more amps..but hey, ITS ONLY ELECTRICITY RIGHT!.
So below are the construction shots of the rather large brackets
Then we have the finished products, they still need the end caps putting on, but that will happen just before i bolt them to the brick wall
And here is a shot of how they will go up, its on the front of the garage and NOT where they will end up, plus they will have all brackets on a flat surface. You can’t see on this shot the end piece of Angle that sits out past the gutter, onto which I will bolt the Facia borad..but it kinda gives ya an idea i guess