extension plans...

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  1. matt73

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    i am drawing up my own plans for extension (yes i am capable) the only thing i do not want to attempt is the roof design and lintel design. i am hoping to have a lintel spanning about 5 metres across the middle of my kitchen extension to take the upper floor and roof... i am not sure if this is possible deos anyone know???

    also who would be the best person to give the plans to , to design roof?

    the lintels calcs are going to structural eng.r , dothey do roofs as well?

    help

    matt
     
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    a good architect should do, they allways have the roof in mind when designing the walls.
     
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    the SE is the man for the job - particularly if its complicated (which is where the architect would send it if its anything other than simple)

    cut out the middle man and save the handling fee ;)
     
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    cheers guys....

    out of interest would you know if a lintel in my kitchen extension about 1/2 way across would be able to take the weight of the whole of the upstairs extension. my reason for this is that i want to extend out 3m , this is ok for single storey but for the upper floor i can only come out 2m...hence a massive lintel to take the second floor.

    sound feasible??
     
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    Anything is feasible at a cost. It may take a large steel member to support the load, thus more cost. Also 5m span will mean heavy member so may need to be spliced together in 2 sections insitu(unless you can crane it into place).

    Structural Engineer will sort out the roof and steel sizes.
     
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    R2 D2 had a small steel member, but it rusted :cry: :oops: May the farce be with you.
     
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    @matt73

    How did it go with the support beam, what did you use in the end, lintel or steel beam for the 5m span? I know they don't do lintels that long...
    cheers
     
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    PMSL! :LOL:
     
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