Strength of pvcU roof - can I lay strong board to access roof?


Postby actoms » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:03 am

i have a conservatory of lean-to style constructed of standard pvcu against the gable end of my house. It measures 5m in width (5 x 1m panels) and 2.7m in depth with a roof angle of 23 degrees from the horizontal.
A small section of wall above the conservatory is badly in need of re-pointing.

Is it safe to lay a strong board across the supporting beams and stand on it in order to access the area concerned? If so any tips on achieving a safe working platform would be appreciated..

Given the area involved I am reluctant to go to the expense of full scaffolding.
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Postby welsh brickie » Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:00 pm

the problem is the plank will slide on pvc, there are special ladders designed for maintenance work on these roofs try your local hire centre
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Postby actoms » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:19 am

Thanks for that welsh brickie - I was unaware of such an item but have found it in a local hire shop catalogue of items so will use that.
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