Thanks yes the struts just replaced struts in there previously there. No birds beak nothing just sat against the purlin (and not bearing on any wall below just the rafters).
Bit of a cowboy job all round.
I suppose however the question remains the same: how do you support the purlin so struts...
I see you share my pain. The house has been fine for 120 years.
The exact request was install a system of new struts to transfer the weight to the load bearing centre.
I think this photo might show that it’s a real acute angle from purlin to centre wall where props sit.
The front roof even...
The strut supporting the purlin bears on to the nominal ceiling joist and surveyor insisting it bears on to central load bearing wall (where the upright props are sat).
Can’t work out how to ensure strut sits on same load bearing wall
Hello All - have been scratching head on this one. Need to get strut supports to sit on load bearing wall (where central props currently are just off-centre). To angle them so one end sits bird-beaked to purlin and other end sits on central load bearing wall seems too acute an angle to offer any...