Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Extending brick roof over brick walls
So you have this beautiful brick walled room. How are you going to get a roof overhang if it is a brick vaulted roof? Or overhang on a floor to shade windows.
One way is to extend the vaults out over the wall, either by extending the beam, or by cantelevering.
I brought out the bricks 1/3 for several courses and then extended the beam.
The cornors can get pretty cool looking.
Another way is to stand the bricks on edge and each course bring it out 1/3 of the brick like this.
And the side view. This one below also has now given me a 50cm wide walkway around the first floor.