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    • Boohoo
    • By Boohoo 14th May 18, 12:38 PM
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    Having building supplies delivered.
    • #1
    • 14th May 18, 12:38 PM
    Having building supplies delivered. 14th May 18 at 12:38 PM
    Hello.


    I am going to redo my dads pent style brick shed roof as its leaking and on inspection the OSB boards are starting to rot at the gutter part and on the inside the roof leaks where the rafter goes from above his door to the other side and that has rooted and now the roof sags.
    The brick shed was built 50 odd years ago and was originally one complete shed(with a wall inbetween to seperate) and a new roof was installed in 1996 for both sides as the existing was blown off in a storm so it has lasted a long time.
    When that neighbour moved out the new ones built an extension and knocked down their part of the shed and left the middle(party) wall there but unbeknown to my dad the builders just cut the felt/OSB and rafters 6 inches past the wall on the neighbours side and left it exposed and then put up 2 brick piers to close the gap.
    The neighbours flat roof extension guttering over the years has failed the the water runs down the wall and onto the piers and then has been getting into/onto the roof and over the years has caused the OSB and rafters to decay.


    My dad has told the neighbours this but they have not done anything about the guttering so the roof needs doing.


    My reason for the thread is that i will need
    8x4 OSB sheets x 3
    50mm x 100mm rafters and wallplate at 3mts x 3
    19mm x 150mm fascia/capping to go round 4 sides and i will need 3mts x 3
    roofing felt and nails plus felt sealant for the felt overlap.


    My issue is getting all this gear delivered to my dads house.
    I can only be there on a weekend and i/he dont have access to a van large enough to go and pick it all up. I tried Wickes and they want £35 to deliver on a Saturday as the OSB boards are heavy/bulky charge and they will only deliver to the kerbside and his house is about 25 mts from the kerbside so will only put the gear on the drive and as he's 79 i don't want him to lug all that on his own.
    I have looked online for the boards and timber but they will have the same idea as Wickes and drop it off kerbside.
    Has anybody got any ideas/tips for getting this stuff to my dads house please and he lives near Bedford if thats of any help.


    Thank you.
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    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 14th May 18, 5:35 PM
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    • #2
    • 14th May 18, 5:35 PM
    • #2
    • 14th May 18, 5:35 PM
    Hello.


    I am going to redo my dads pent style brick shed roof as its leaking and on inspection the OSB boards are starting to rot at the gutter part and on the inside the roof leaks where the rafter goes from above his door to the other side and that has rooted and now the roof sags.
    The brick shed was built 50 odd years ago and was originally one complete shed(with a wall inbetween to seperate) and a new roof was installed in 1996 for both sides as the existing was blown off in a storm so it has lasted a long time.
    When that neighbour moved out the new ones built an extension and knocked down their part of the shed and left the middle(party) wall there but unbeknown to my dad the builders just cut the felt/OSB and rafters 6 inches past the wall on the neighbours side and left it exposed and then put up 2 brick piers to close the gap.
    The neighbours flat roof extension guttering over the years has failed the the water runs down the wall and onto the piers and then has been getting into/onto the roof and over the years has caused the OSB and rafters to decay.


    My dad has told the neighbours this but they have not done anything about the guttering so the roof needs doing.


    My reason for the thread is that i will need
    8x4 OSB sheets x 3
    50mm x 100mm rafters and wallplate at 3mts x 3
    19mm x 150mm fascia/capping to go round 4 sides and i will need 3mts x 3
    roofing felt and nails plus felt sealant for the felt overlap.


    My issue is getting all this gear delivered to my dads house.
    I can only be there on a weekend and i/he dont have access to a van large enough to go and pick it all up. I tried Wickes and they want £35 to deliver on a Saturday as the OSB boards are heavy/bulky charge and they will only deliver to the kerbside and his house is about 25 mts from the kerbside so will only put the gear on the drive and as he's 79 i don't want him to lug all that on his own.
    I have looked online for the boards and timber but they will have the same idea as Wickes and drop it off kerbside.
    Has anybody got any ideas/tips for getting this stuff to my dads house please and he lives near Bedford if thats of any help.


    Thank you.
    Originally posted by Boohoo
    Dont know if any good, but B&Q usually hire vans by the hour.
    “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • tacpot12
    • By tacpot12 14th May 18, 6:51 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 6:51 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 6:51 PM
    I would have the stuff delivered on Saturday and use a bit of rope (19 foot or 5.8 metres) to carry the OSB sheets as shown in this video: https://youtu.be/QYwCsor8bRQ


    £35 is not unreasonable as a delivery charge for a Saturday, as it is for large and heavy items.
    • phill99
    • By phill99 14th May 18, 8:05 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:05 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:05 PM
    Speak to a local independent timber merchant. You will get much better service and prices.
    Eat vegetables and fear no creditors, rather than eat duck and hide.
    • tonygold
    • By tonygold 15th May 18, 8:13 AM
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    • #5
    • 15th May 18, 8:13 AM
    • #5
    • 15th May 18, 8:13 AM
    I would have the stuff delivered on Saturday and use a bit of rope (19 foot or 5.8 metres) to carry the OSB sheets as shown in this video: https://youtu.be/QYwCsor8bRQ


    £35 is not unreasonable as a delivery charge for a Saturday, as it is for large and heavy items.
    Originally posted by tacpot12
    excellent.
    that rope method is genius!!!
    • Boohoo
    • By Boohoo 15th May 18, 7:14 PM
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    • #6
    • 15th May 18, 7:14 PM
    • #6
    • 15th May 18, 7:14 PM
    Thanks for replying.
    The van hire will cost more than the delivery if i go for 2 hours plus mileage.
    I will have a look at B&Q store tomorrow as i will be going there with the boss and see what prices are for the goods and delivery.
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