KarlHarris

flat roof that doubles as a deck

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I am designing a multi storied house that i would like to have the front half of the third story be a deck over the second story.  

 

As you can see, it's not working out as I would like it to..

 

Thanks for your help,

 

Karl

 

Flat roof problem.jpg

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To get a flat roof all walls has to be a 1/4" pitch, from the pic it appears the balcony sits higher than the room, check your ceiling heights.

 

Keep in mind that the Balcony would be the 2nd floor's ceiling, to keep the flat roof, you should resize the Balcony.

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Why would you do that? Is that a USA thing? Style or method you do in your part of the world.

Wouldn't a slab or waterproof floor frame that caps the area below for the deck over be the answer? (And more cost effective)

Not a design comment as such but more a question of mine.

No offence meant -   just a question of learning. (for me)

Thanks.

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I assume you have Home Designer Pro, if not such a job will be extremely difficult. What do you have?

 

DJP

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As a partial answer to Robborito.

I was going to put a deck on my new house, which would have been over the garage, and a friend who is the builder of pricey homes - those in excess of half million dollars, said: "Not a good idea. You have to tank them (make waterproof), and they invariably end up leaking, but after the warranty period is over, which is 7 years here.

An Internet search will find plenty of info on this topic.

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Hey DJP, are you on strike on YouTube?  I see you are still alive, I was worried there for a second!  I enjoy your videos.

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No I have been extremely ill of late, now recovering, was in hospital for a month. Been home now for about a week.

 

DJP

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