Section D Roof Level
Duo-pitched roof with a central division wall
Care and attention to detail are required in this type of lean-to construction when fixing the head of the rafters in order to ensure rigidity while still ensuring the party wall contains sufficient fire-stopping and sound insulation. The sketches opposite show the approach recommended for such details. The rafters and ceiling joists are omitted from the sketches for clarity.
Diagram D57 - Duo pitched roof with party wall detail with fire stopping
Diagram illustrating typical “back-to-back” dwellings.
Diagram D58 - Duo pitched roof with party wall strapping detail
Detail – Shows positive fixing of rafters to prevent horizontal thrust at eaves.
Diagram D59 - Duo pitched monotruss
Diagram D60 - Duo pitched roof with party wall
Prefabricated mono trusses as shown above can be used as an alternative to “cut timber” back-to-back lean-to construction.
Diagram illustrating a typical “back-to-back” detail where prefabricated mono trusses are used.
Diagram D61 - Lean to abutment detail
The diagram above shows the flashings detail for abutments of porch and lean-to roofs. Flashings should be built into the cavity tray as shown and ventilation should be provided to the roof as explained previously.