Tarpaulin

Dragon

Member
Location
Cornwall
We have a job where by I need to cover a roof whilst reslated it. The intention was to tent over the whole roof, now have been told that's not quite so easy.
Looking for a heavy tarpaulin type material, any recommendations of what to buy and where from.
The usual then grade stuff can be found ebay!!
 

Kidds

Member
Horticulture
The roofing membrane is fairly waterproof, "felt" and batten is usual practice around here with some of the thin ebay stuff over it if exposed for a week.
Knowing Cornwall it will just blow away whatever you use.
 

Mur Huwcun

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
North West Wales
Something cheapish like a roll of visqueen or silage sheet so you can screw a baton on through it to the roof batons, roofers then start at the bottom and work up opening the sheet as they go?
 

Dragon

Member
Location
Cornwall
thanks for the replies, this particular area of the roof has a fair bit of carpentry work required, which was was why we were hoping to have a tempory roof, and not have to keep it water tight at night, might just see how we get on with hd silage sheet
 

David.

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
Is the scaffolding and tent horrendously expensive, it does seem to be the way forward round here, allowing work all winter.
 

Dragon

Member
Location
Cornwall
Is the scaffolding and tent horrendously expensive, it does seem to be the way forward round here, allowing work all winter.
yeah the tent would be the way forward, however reading between the lines the quote for the tent was wrong (someone messed up) and they will have to re quote and is now most likely to be a lot more, partly because i asked for half the roof to be done. Turns out they cant really do half on its own without erecting the other half, due the supports.
 

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