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Loft timber inspection

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by markiemark666, 11 Apr 2019.

  1. markiemark666

    markiemark666

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    Who would i need to contact to get my loft timbers inspected?

    I have noticed the majority of timbers are split at the joints (where metal connectors are)
    some wood knots are missing.
    one of the large supporting beams (not sure what there correctly named) has a split 5-10mm wide running down the centre of over half its length.
    one of the trusses doesn't feel tight.
    and a cowboy aerial fitter taking the .... put a massive industrial bolt right through the centre of a truss to hold a aerial up (which i have now removed and replaced with a small standard screw) (i had never noticed any issues in the loft until after he had been messing around)

    i would like it inspected to get the all clear or advice on what and who to do repairs, what type of trades person would i need to contact?
     
  2. Nige F

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    A carpenter - ideally time served and 50+ years old who knows what he's looking at ;)
     
  3. markiemark666

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    that's very specific nige f, do you know one in cleveland?
     
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    Unfortunately I'm in E. Sussex , and I know 3.;)
     
  5. Leofric

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    If an oversized hole was drilled through the truss the damage will already have been done ! - it could be reinforced with ply gusset plates possibly. Not clear what the supporting beams are , wouldn't be purlins if trusses :?::!:
    I hesitate to mention it , but if there appear to be extensive faults in the roof structure it might be necessary for a structural engineer to carry out an inspection.
     
  6. ^woody^

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    I'll see your carpenter, and raise you a building surveyor.
     
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    Doesn't a structural engineer beat a building surveyor :?::D
     
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    Yes, in the annual Tedious Awards, engineers tend to always beat building surveyors. :rolleyes: It's normally a fight between SE's, Quantity Surveyors and Accountants.
     
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    But do you know any plasterers?

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Andy
     
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  10. Leofric

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    structural engineer is the top hand in this game so I win.
     
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