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  BU443 Timber shingles and shakes

BU443.jpgTimber is used traditionally for claddings and roofing. Used correctly, it is a distinctive and durable roof material that can add value to your home.

This bulletin outlines the selection, performance and installation of timber shingle and shake roofing under New Zealand conditions.

The bulletin covers

  • describing shingles and shakes
  • suitable species
  • durability
  • water collection from roofs
  • design criteria, including roof weights, exposure dimension, substructure, underlays, solar-driven moisture, material limitations
  • installation, including laying procedure, specific requirements for shingles and shakes, fixings, ridges and hips, valleys, verges and gables, flashings and cavity ventilation
  • finishes
  • maintenance.

Publication date: December 2003 Keywords: cladding, roof, timber