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Bargeboard, Vergeboard
A board or roll formed metal section fixed at the gable to finish and protect the roof to gable wall joint.

metal bargeboards
Define: Verge board - Rolled formed pre coated steel fascia material used on feature gables.

barge framing
Define: Barge - Detail of a timber framed roof showing a method of supporting an overhang at the gable of up to 450.
timber barge with level eaves
Define: Bargeboard - Where the barge joins on to a level eaves lining then extra pieces are added (shown dotted).

Sometimes known just as barges, or verge boards these usually timber boards are fixed at the ends of gable roofs and at the ends of shed or single slope type roofs.

  • In residential construction they are often made out of timber but quite often they are seen in metal.
  • In historical buildings they are often very ornately carved.
  • Apart from decoration and whether they are metal or timber they have to perform the function of providing a waterproof joint between the roof surface and the wall that it joins onto.
  • Wider overhangs than the one shown at the use have extra rafter support.
carved timber boards to a temple in Thailand
Define: Bargeboard - Ornately carved boards decorating a temple gable end in Thailand.

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