View Full Version : Gable In-fill help
20th Apr 2010, 06:41 PM
I have a "Who Can - Totalspan" carport that is 99% complete. From the factory it has a colourbond gable infill that I want to ditch and replace with a timber gable infill to match the house.
So it currently looks like this;
Should look like this;
But want it to look like this;
I was thinking a backboard with some 2x1's attached to it.
Any suggestions on materials?
20th Apr 2010, 07:50 PM
I am wondering how you will reproduce the eaves, which are part of the 'look' you are aiming for... Could you bolt some timber behind the front gable, with a couple heading downwards, and one in the middle, then attach a couple more heading across (which would be supported on your new timber frame) then nailgun some palings or T&G boards to create that vertical boarding look?
That will give you a wee set-back for the eaves, but you may want to consider running a short batten out cantilevered off the existing roof frame so that you can add a half-run of roofing material at the front.
But then you would need something to attach the bargeboard to ....
have fun ...
20th Apr 2010, 08:12 PM
I will probably have to just stick to the verticals and not worry about the eaves.
20th Apr 2010, 08:36 PM
Yes, I think I would too. Looking more closely at the photo, it seems there are narrower boards on top of wider boards - sort of like those old oil-finished vertical board houses you used to see in shack settlements around the coast. So once you have the base boards on you will need to start all over again with some narrower pieces of timber to provide that shadow-effect that is so attractive on the house (nice house, BTW).
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