I think I've now identified that the joists ARE nailed to the wall plate, each one with a single nail going from the tip of the joist diagonally down into the wall plate. If a scrape my hand to the back of the joist I'm pretty sure I can feel a nail head. I cannot see any nails on the rafters...
Also when I decide what I'm actually nailing what size and type of nail should I use?
I've read not to use screws as they are prone to snapping upon any movement whereas nails can flex a little.
is that other people experience too?
the house is about 44 years old, if that adds any info.
"timber ties in front to back" - do you mean in effect new joists goings eaves to eaves and nailed to the rafters at both eaves?
The ends of the current ceiling joists are all snug against the rafters, which is why I...
I've got a rafter, joist, ridge and purlin roof. Gable end, standard pitch. The rafters are 3 x 2's, the purlins are massive 12 x 4 hunks. the span of the purlins is 5 metes the length eaves to eaves is 8 metres with a load bearing wall in the middle.
I noticed a tapered vertical...