Remove roof components for loft conversion


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Old 01-01-06, 07:46 AM
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Remove roof components for loft conversion

Hi,

Could anyone tell me if i can remove the following roof components Located at the below URL. If so do i need to brace?

http://snafusoft.co.uk/roof.htm

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Old 01-01-06, 08:31 PM
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Can't Be Done

What you wish to do cannot be done.

Trusses are engineered structural members designed for the specific loads and cannot be altered in any way.

This is not to say the space cannot be redesigned by an architect or engineer with other or alternate materials, but this will usually require new rafters as well as floor joists that can span the distances and carry the loads for the intended use which your current truss system likley cannot provide.

Only option is to hire an archtiect or structural engineer to assess your attic, consider the proposed use, and make structural alteration recommendations.

Depending on the intended use for this space, it still might only be able to legally be used for storage and no other purpose based on your local building codes.
 
 

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