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CRAF6009 - Carpentry - Roofs of Unequal Pitch

Title:Carpentry - Roofs of Unequal Pitch
Long Title:Carpentry - Roofs of Unequal Pitch and the Parapet Wall
Module Code:CRAF6009
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Craft
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MICHAEL HOURIHAN
Module Author: BRIAN THOMA
Module Description: This module intoduces students to different roof situations creating different pitches and how a roof is finished into a parapet wall.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Recognise the factors associated with the setting out and marking of roofs of varying pitches.
LO2 Set out and cut a roof of varying pitches while maintaining a common soffit size.
LO3 Cut and fix wall plates and rafters for the roof and parapet wall intersection to include a gutter.
LO4 Reproduce best practice in the fixing of wall plates of different heights and a Flying Hip rafter.
LO5 Explain the key principles involved in best practice of Parapet Wall construction at the intersection of the wall and roof.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Workshop Practice
Safe practice in the design and making of roofs with different pitches while maintaining a constant soffit size and constructing the intersection of a roof with a parapet wall to an appropriate scale.
Cut and construct a roof of varying pitches using CNC to produce wall plate and repeating common rafters where appropriate. Highlight the various factors associated with roof coverings and the materials used in parapet wall guttering.
Natural softwood PAO, manufactured boards.
Scale drawing developed using geometric principles to include hip rafters, jack rafters wall plates.
Determination of bevels and lengths, cutting to bevels and lengths, fixing, nailing roof components.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation To develop and make a roof containing unequal pitches and a flying rafter, to a level above industry standard. 1,2,4 40.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Design comprehensively, cut and make a contemporary pitched roof ending in a parapet wall on one side, demonstrating the key construction details of the guttering at the junction between the parapet wall and the pitched roof, giving a clear breakdown of the materials chosen and their respective properties. 2,3,4,5 60.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Practical Skills 6.0 Every Week 6.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision/review of module content 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Brian Porter 2012, Carpentry and Joinery 1, 3rd Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 9781136422713]
  • Albert Jackson & David Day 2014, Collins complete woodworkers manual, Collins London [ISBN: 0-00-716442-4]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • R. Bruce Hoadley 2000, Understanding wood, Taunton USA [ISBN: 1-56158-358-8]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECTWB_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business 3 Mandatory

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