just to get a roof on
It’s always roof shapes with me.
If I carry on with mini-ing after Hogepotche it’s got to be room boxes only or something similar, preferably with no ceilings let alone a roof!
I get in such a bundle of mental knots with the roofs. OK, eventually, after much hacking and remodelling something comes out of it – this girl doesn’t give up in a tussle with a piece of cardboard and a few wood strips, but the whole structure never feels the same. For instance, once-upon-a-time this kitchen storeroom extension was a nice clean-lined build. Each room a simple box, each containing its necessaries but go up a level and what have we got, just trouble.
The plan had been for a dead space for a lighting control and a battery box. It became obvious that you could squeeze another useful room from it and I can never see an extra space go to waste. Its access would have to be from the main building, keeping the women’s area accessible only from the house. The main block room is slightly higher up, much higher ceilinged .
Moving from the small cubby in the high room into the much, much lower ceilinged extension roof space is a puzzle to solve. How much head space can be squeezed in along how wide a path? It would be high enough at the ridge side but virtually unusable at the outer edge as it stands at present and a crawl in area to a floor bed in the extension somehow doesn’t appeal this time.
Levels and that flow thing
The idea is to create a little bit of roofing that is square-on to the main block giving a straight-ceiling entry area to this upper space. See photo A below
The top sketch (right-hand diagram) shows the profile of the store block triangular roof against the end section of the upper room. The lower diagram is a side view of the outer wall to the store block with a planned stepped approach to the wall height in the room. See photo B below
Working it out
Roof shape now
The square opening is in the fourth wall to room above the kitchen – sorry if not posted about building that but will dig out the photos wherever I’ve managed to lose them.
Well not so sure about how it will all work out but am ploughing on and will report back whether total calamity.