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Attic Conversion. Removal of restraint straps.

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by LBW, 21 Oct 2019.

  1. LBW

    LBW

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    I'm converting my own attic.
    Have had a structural engineer do some calcs and drawings.
    I've fitted the Girders. Fitted new Rafters along side the existing. Fitted collars and fitted new Joists along side the existing. I built a stud wall apon the Steels to support the rafters and have gutted the old trusses out.
    When cutting all the old timbers out I also had to remove the restraint straps to the gable ends for all my new rafters and joists to be fitted.
    My question is do I need to fit new restraint straps to the gabble end?
     
  2. bobasd

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    as a rule, gables most always should be tied-in but with no pics i cant see what the position is in your loft.
    SE or not, i hope BCO is involved because there cant be any slip ups where steels are used.
    there's quite a bit of "gutting and cutting" so why not post pics of what you've done?
     
  3. LBW

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    I'm not sure how many photos can be uploaded in on go.
    I'll upload photos in the orderorder work has been carried out.
    The first 2 photos are the end gable wall of a semi detached house, followed by the other end. and then what the joins look like.
    Ive also uploaded a photo of the drawings from structural engineer.
     
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    Just for privacy, if I were you, I’d remove my address from the plans. (y)
     
  5. LBW

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    Oops. Your right. thanks.
     
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  7. bobasd

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    questions like this are really for your SE.
    why not tie-in the gable straps to the rafters and joists wherever seems suitable without obstructing something else? noggins can be used if needed.
     
  8. Leofric

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    Yes, as bldg. regs AD /A.
     
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    Gable walls do tend to randomly get pulled out by the occasional storm
     
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    You don't believe in lateral restraint to walls then. Do 'woody regs' have any maximum permitted length and height for unrestrained walls :?:
     
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    I nip down to the local Tudor mansion which has been standing for a few centuries, and measure the distance between the straps and restraints on those. If I can find any. :rolleyes:
     
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    Can you check the external wall construction next time you are at the Tudor mansion :?::D
     
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    Check what? They look fine to me.
     
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    I think someone been feeding that house Trebor soft mints
     
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