covered walkway roofing

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covered walkway roofing
« on: May 25, 2009, 12:08 »
I would like to add a roof to the backyard 4ft x 10ft. It is walled to apx 5ft on the back and side wall, 1 short wall and 1 long wall are the house. Measuring across at the correct angle suggests a sheet about 2m long (mixed units again haha)
Now because the small kitchen window looks onto this yard i would like the roofing to be glass clear instead of the modern ribbed polycarbonate, but still flat.  All the ones i've found so far are very expensive  can anybody suggest a cheaper suitable material/supplier? It doesn't have to provide's just to keep the area dry and usable, as at the moment it just grows moss and algae YUK.
Be grateful for any advice thnx
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Re: covered walkway roofing
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2009, 14:34 »
Perspex springs to mind but I think it is quite expensive.

We had a kind of alley way outside the back door of our old house, that was about 2m wide, and we used corrugated plastic sheeting, attached to the wall of the house and the top of the garden wall opposite that was about 6ft tall. Leaked a bit where it joined the house of the wall at right angles to the back door wall and garden wall but it kept stuff out of the weather. Put  a door on the far end.

Worked quite well, and didn't obscure as much light as I'd first thought it would  :)
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