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Loft Space question

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by theDIYkid, 30 Jan 2014.

  1. theDIYkid

    theDIYkid

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    Hey all,

    Im boarding out my loft but noticed there are bricks under the perils, 2 on either side coming up from a wall underneath, its a bungalow, I cant see why they are there to be honest and can only conclude they are extra as the perils and triangles trusses should be ample strength.

    Can I remove the 4 of them and if needs be replace them with 8x2 timber, at least it will look better than the ugly breeze blocks there...

    Any help apprecated

    thanks
     
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    Its a loft.. why worry about how ugly it is?
    If you are going to replace them you should replace with something of equal or greater strength.. and prop the purlins as you replace each one.. chances are 8x2's are inadequate and you may need something like a fair size larger..
     
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    thanks mate gonna get constructional engineer to advise.
     
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