last year we moved into a new apartment. one of the interesting things in this apartment was that -beside that it was really a lot of work to make it usable- it had an exit onto a roof (though you have to go through the toilet room...). this summer i decided to build a terrace on it. it's not really legal to do this without asking, but i didn't touch any walls so if someone wants me to remove it i can do that without having done any damage.

Step 1: The Space

in the middle of the space where the terrace was planned there is a rooflight dome of the shop below. thus the floor had to be built around it. parts of the construction for the terrace floor can already be seen on the pic.
I love it! very well done.
thanks a lot!
Wonderful Work! Congratulations!
Good Job! I like that the roof is clear so you can see the stars.
nice project, carkat. i've done something similar in my backyard and i had two problems: 1: as many others said, wind: we always design constructions without considering a possible force that is opposite to gravity (in this case wind), but in this case, as you said, the place is protected. <br/>the otther thing is hail. a hailstorm can ruin your pvc or ppc roof (that's what happened to my project, hehe) i solve that placing a net over my roof and it looks like sh*** ha ah.<br/>greetings from argentina.<br/>
hm, yes. i didn't think of that because this is quite rare here... but it happens from time to time... mmm... have to think over a solution.. thanks!
Wow, that's absolutely brilliant! Awesome job!
thanks a lot!
I can't see that this is anchored anywhere - it will just take-off with the slightest breeze.
theoretically yes, but as i wrote in step 4 the place is not exposed to heavy winds. we already had a few quite windy days but the construction didn't make the slightest move.
Great way to add better appearance and usage from the entrance/front. Nice job
That looks great! It's certainly well-built for a removable structure.
cheers :-)
Very nice! I made a huge aluminum terrace (actually its more of a 3 season porch) and I'm going to be making another one so this is helpful.
thanks! hope there is some usable idea in it :-)
looks good, too bad the 'bend' is in the photo only, as I think it looks kinda cool.
hehe, yeah... actually i'm thinking of "bending" the roof slightly with steel cables to improve stability (in case there is some snow in the winter).

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