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LockDown Hot Tub shelter

Underside of Lean to roof3

So, during the current pandemic we decided to build a hot tub shelter so we could enjoy our hot tub in all weathers. 

Living in England we dont always have the best weather, so what better than a lightweight roofing system? 

We decided we'd like to keep some light coming in so we used lightweight tiles in the Opaque  to create this perfect little window alongside the Budget Black Smooth Tiles

Decking board facia

Sat in the Hot Tub looking up at the tiles was not very pleasing so we decided to do something a little different...see the below image. 

Underside of Lean to roof2

We have been able to enjoy the hot tub in the sun and even the pouring rain thanks to these tiles. The little window allows just the right amount of light through as well.

We decided to add an extra side with a window on so that we could enjoy the sunset in the evening without the wind. Below is the finish shelter. 

new side up

 

window side

Below are some of the installation images. 

Tiles being installed

 

Lean to with lights2

 

full view

 

Batton sat on top of decking board

installing the tiles

 

feather edge installed

 

top of roof image

We have really enjoyed being able to use the hot tub in all weather conditions. The sun light window we have by using the Opaque tiles really does keep it warm in the colder weather as it allows the sun to shine through. 

 

We have used the hot tub in Rain, Sun and even in the snow :) 

 

We used a decking board to finish the front of the pent roof shelter as lightweight tiles do not manufacture a component for this at the moment. We sealed it with a water tight sealant and we have not had any issues with the rain coming in. 

 

Perfect and enjoyable! 

This old building in our garden is known to us as the Ranch House. It is known to be at least 75 years old and may well be more. The roof in particular was falling apart, it was covered in corrugated bitumen sheeting which was well past its used by date. We had two choices; demolish it or renovate it. We decided to renovate but felt that it deserved something better than corrugated sheeting on the roof. This was why we selected Lightweight Tiles after several email exchanges with Laura and Susan plus going to meet Laura at the Renovation Show in Birmingham.

The hard part was completely rebuilding the roof structure as we decided to change the pitch of the roof. Fitting the tiles was easy. Two of us fitted 70 tiles on the long side in 5 hours which included a leisurely lunch and several cups of tea. I fitted the remaining 30 on the other side on my own in about the same time. I have one tip though, it is worth drilling a small pilot hole for each screw, you can then fit the screws much more neatly.

We are very pleased with the transformation, I keep going down the garden to look at it!

- Bob S , Cheltenham

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