We are going to have part of the rear of the house renovated but by whom - a contractor or I - it hasn't been decided yet. Although I have never attempted anything like this before I am willing to have a go although I suppose most of you would say I am biting off more that I can chew. After all by law would I be allowed to tackle a job like this?. However, if I am and I do have a go and it doesn't workout I can always get the contractor in. Thus I am testing the waters here by picking your brains as to how to go about it should I go for it.
Given the distance across the section is 3.5m can I get away with just one length of board acoss that distance (when allowed to)?. Do I start from the bottom and work up by putting in a nail just above the top of the lower weatherbord and into the batton?. Should I change the wooden stud in the corner that appears to have seen better days?. What type of nails do I use?. Should the gutter board have a metal strip over it and sit between it and the gutter?.
I suppose I could write a few more questions but someone may suggest a book that would answer all these sort of queries.
I would appreciate any answers to the many questions I have asked irrespective of how negative they may appear.