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Topic # 196516 2-Jun-2016 22:37
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Hi all, 

 

I'm trying to find simple white plastic profile L shaped (say 10x2cm) to replace similar one which was damaged by wind on my 80's house but so far failed. It covered where the wood joins the cement board on the side of the roof (where it overhangs the house). Sorry can't explain it any better.

 

Tried all the normal retailers (bunnings, mitre, carters, ...), internet, trademe.

 

Anybody has any idea where I could get something like that?

 

Thanks


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  Reply # 1564660 2-Jun-2016 23:41
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Is it L shape or U shape?

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  Reply # 1564676 3-Jun-2016 01:22
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Something like this?

 

 

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/seratone-pvc-jointer-4-75mmx-2-4m-polar_p00504051

 

 

 

There are lots of other profiles in this range of jointer strips - scroll down on the linked page. Most DIY places have a rack full of them.

 

 


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  Reply # 1564724 3-Jun-2016 08:10
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OP says Bunnings etc can't help.

 

Posting a photo of the profile - and a photo of where it goes might help.

 

There's always the chance that whoever installed it cut something to do the job - ie if you needed a 100mm x 20mm uPVC angle and one wasn't available off the shelf, then you could cut it out of a uPVC rectangular section downpipe etc.

 

 


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  Reply # 1564728 3-Jun-2016 08:17
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I guess picture is worth 1000 words - I haven't got the actual one with me but if you have a look at this photo. See that white finishing piece of wood on the side which goes under need the roof metal and covers the side of the panel (well I guess it's wood as well) on the bottom? Basically I haven't got that piece of wood, instead there was a plastic strip - but same purpose, same place, went under the roofing metal and covered the joint where the bottom panel is attached to the framing. So about 7-10cm side and bit of overhang at the bottom to cover a bit of the panel.

 

I hope now it's clearer :)


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  Reply # 1564747 3-Jun-2016 08:36
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Looks like a fairly standard flashing. If it doesn't need to be plastic, have a look at, say, numbers 65 or 98 here:

 

http://www.stratco.co.nz/products/building-construction/flashings/

 

 or one from this range:

 

 http://www.quickflash.co.nz/catalogue.php?pageNum_flahings=0&totalRows_flahings=32

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1564750 3-Jun-2016 08:44
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  Reply # 1564778 3-Jun-2016 09:29
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Picture is definitely worth a thousand words. I thought you were initially talking about soakers.

 

Is it a barge board or flashing you're after?

 

Barge boards are the vertical board at the end of roof eaves:

 

 

Flashings are metal (or plastic) sheets basically designed to channel water around or over potential gaps. The usually go over the top of things like windows. There are a range of standard profiles, but plumbers and roofers can also usually make something special to suit.

 

If it's a flashing, you might need to replace the entire length rather than just a piece. If there are joins in a flashing, you run the risk of the water getting in. Water will find a way.


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  Reply # 1564810 3-Jun-2016 09:47
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eracode: I haven't considered metal - the quickflash guys seem to have quite a variety though I guess it's gonna be quite a bit more expensive than plastic :). I'll try to contact them

 

Fred99: I've tried to contact them before but I guess they don't talk to little people. The stuff they've got in the catalogue is not big enough anyway - max 5cm side from what I can see.

 

mdf: That's a great picture! I haven't got barge board, there was plastic instead of the board. I guess there isn't enough space for a board without moving the roof flashing (if it's called that) but that might be another way how to do it. And yes I intend to replace the whole length which might be another problem since it's ~4m long and the longest plastic I've seen was 3.6m


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  Reply # 1564840 3-Jun-2016 10:18
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If you can get the correct profile in uPVC - but not long enough, then it can be glued quite easily.

 

If going for metal, and there's not a standard profile, then Dimond etc should be able to cut and fold a custom profile from colorsteel or whatever.  Not sure where you are, in Chch I've used a smaller company (Idiens sheetmetal).  It's routine work for them to do this (make custom metal profiles) so probably not as expensive as you imagine it may be.


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  Reply # 1564865 3-Jun-2016 10:32
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Nah, I'm in Auckland but that might be another way. Will have to look around unless anybody knows a company...


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