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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:06 pm 
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Hi All,

I've moved into a bungalow which has had a annex extension built onto the side. It's a truss roof 8meters span.

I would like to remove all the internal walls and relocate with stud walls. There are no supporting walls running against the timbers which have blocks all the way the roof timbers.

I didn't know if I should put a steel in on the safe side or it's just a waste of time and expense.

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A floorplan would help.

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camallison wrote:
A floorplan would help.

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As would a structural engineer. :shock:

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MaxMG wrote:
I would like to remove all the internal walls and relocate with stud walls.


You would like to or have removed all the walls??

Just asking ;)

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davek0974 wrote:
MaxMG wrote:
I would like to remove all the internal walls and relocate with stud walls.


You would like to or have removed all the walls??

Just asking ;)


Yes some were already down then when I discovered the the walls weren't connected at all I thought get them down and make a head start to clear the decks.

I seems a huge span to me to have no support but it has been built like that so not sure if it's a ticking time bomb or would be ok.

I wasn't sure if anyone else has had a similar experience.

My thoughts at the moment are edge on the side of caution and get a steel in and maybe consult a SE on size of beam.




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I think your thoughts are the right way to go IMHO ;)

Thats a pretty big span - roof tiles heavy Redland's by any chance? Could be a lot of weight up there.

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davek0974 wrote:
I think your thoughts are the right way to go IMHO ;)

Thats a pretty big span - roof tiles heavy Redland's by any chance? Could be a lot of weight up there.


I agree Dave, yes they sure are Redlands.

The annex will have been up around 15years plus so I'm really surprised it's not given in already.

Thanks for the feedback I've got a SE coming out Wednesday so I'll let you know the outcome.




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The outer wall might be tied into this non load bearing partition wall and as such provides stability you might need to leave a tied column for that reason, but as said above a floor plan, and picture of how the W truss is tied to the wall, if it has been up for 15 years it should have been done correctly.


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Afternoon all,
We've got the all clear, the internals are non supporting as suspected. Better to be safe than sorry thou.
Thanks for the replies.


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