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    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 28th Dec 17, 6:53 PM
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    What are the metal hooks on corners of houses
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    • 28th Dec 17, 6:53 PM
    What are the metal hooks on corners of houses 28th Dec 17 at 6:53 PM
    totally random, but what are the metal hooks (almost like a hanging basket hook) on the corners of houses, top row of bricks between the bricks and the roof?

    Noticed it on my extension the other day, and now see them everywhere.

    Just wondered...
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    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 28th Dec 17, 7:00 PM
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    Hip irons ?
    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 28th Dec 17, 7:03 PM
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    • 28th Dec 17, 7:03 PM
    Hip irons ?
    Originally posted by ceredigion
    They are indeed, have just googled your answer and that's them

    No idea why I wanted to know, but many thanks
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 28th Dec 17, 8:10 PM
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    • 28th Dec 17, 8:10 PM
    Hip irons ?
    Originally posted by ceredigion
    I wondered that as well as my bungalow has one, so thank you!
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    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 28th Dec 17, 9:26 PM
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    • 28th Dec 17, 9:26 PM
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    • 28th Dec 17, 9:26 PM
    http://www.vistaeng.co.uk/Metalwork/Ancillary%20Products/Hip%20Irons/53


    Used with traditional hipped (georgian style) roofs on the corner of the hip. Screwed to rafter and embedded in mortar at base of hip to prevent ridge tiles from slipping off
    • road2manchester
    • By road2manchester 4th Jan 18, 11:26 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 11:26 PM
    They are to stop the ridge tiles sliding down the roof.
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