DIY Home Renovations and Home Improvements - Lets Do It

Lets Do ItHome renovations, DIY Projects

MORE HOME IMPROVEMENT FACT SHEETS AVAILABLE HERE

MITREPLAN – Repair a Pergola – Lochie Daddo

MITREPLAN – Repair a Pergola – Lochie Daddo

MITREPLAN – Repair a Pergola – Lochie Daddo

MITREPLAN – Repair a Pergola – Lochie Daddo

MITREPLAN – Repair a Pergola – Lochie Daddo

The “Build a Pergola” MITREPLAN has extensive information on pergola construction, but we also found it useful for our repair project.

Our pergola has some rafters that have separated from the beam they were joined to. The joint failed because the nails used to fasten it were too short.

To repair joints, you could use brackets, nail plates or blocks, but on our pergola they would look out-of-place. We’ve chosen to use 100mm long galvanised screws, and an exterior wood glue (Selleys Durabond). We needed mechanical help to lift the rafters back into position, so we hired some “Acrow” props from Kennards. Make sure you get a hand when erecting props, and spread the load by using planks or sole plates.

Lochie then carefully removed the old nails, levelled up the rafters and applied the glue and screws. We used a pipe-clamp to bring the rafters and beam together tightly.

To repair battens, Lochie used steel mending plates (flat pieces of pre-drilled galvanised steel) across batten joints. He used 100mm long screws through the mending plates and into the rafters to prevent the battens from “popping” again.

MITREPLANS are available at all Mitre 10 stores across Australia.




Google

 

 

Delco Productions

© Lets Do It | All rights reserved
info@letsdoit.com.au | Home | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Pest Control Albury

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Any pricing mentioned in our web site is accurate at the time of broadcasting ONLY and is subject to change without notice. To confirm pricing of a particular product or service, please contact the relevant supplier/manufacturer. No products mentioned on our Television show or web site are available directly from Bright Ideas. All sales, order, or technical enquiries MUST be made to the relevant supplier/manufacturer

----------------