Painting the edge against the wall would be more protective.
Not sure why you cut it at that angle.
Fairy dustI like the floating support brick.
What adhesive did you use?
Blimey, that's complicated, no doubt very effective and professional! The portion of the original timber that had rotted was secured with a six inch nail into the mortar! I'm happy with how I secured it - if the bracket is load bearing the load is on the piece of brick that it sits on as done by the original builder so putting a screw through it into the wall is really just to make sure it stays in place vertically.
Thank you for your kind words (which in itself is a worry).That's a pretty tidy job cant really fault the repair, but I cant help wondering why you didn't just replace the whole section?
Thank you for your kind words (which in itself is a worry).
The simple reasons for not replacing the whole thing are;
- It was only the bottom few inches that were rotted
- To replace the whole thing it would have needed something like as 10x3 and an awful lot of shaping...the whole piece (that you can't see in the photos) is quite intricate
- I had a piece of timber almost the perfect size just to replace the rotted bit
- It's my mother in law's place - if it had been mine I would have replaced the whole canopy
Reread my posts.In that case you have done it wrong, and I bet you have done it just to make it easier for yourself!
You have created a shear joint where the load force will not be transferred correctly to the wall. Cut should have been at 90 deg to the original timber with a half-lap joint to allow fixing.