Making a metal tie bar for roof

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Guys, I`ve done a search on net but probably because I don`t know the tech. terms I`ve had no luck :cry: What I want to do is make a long tie bar to cross my hipped bungalow roof - and hold the bugger together . Now that I`m having the eaves re underfelted we can see where the plate has been pushed outwards , and why ( extra wooden struts etc. are going to be fitted in the roof ) I envisage a rod of correct size/ type of metal between 2 shackles bolted to the bottom of the rafters - and importantly with a left/right hand threaded tensioner in the centre . A simple concept but I`m blowed if I can find a source or any info . I`ve got a skilled joiner doing the struts and braces ;) Thanks in advance , Nige.
 
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I've specified them on a few jobs, mostly porches in the past. However, I've just left that part to the engineer and then a fabricator cracks on with the production. For a conservatory, they'd normally be included as part of the package, so maybe worth giving a company a call?

conservatory_inside.jpg


Not the same but a similar principal.
 
I think I've got an engineers drawing of one of these somewhere I'll have a gander tonight but as DD says it needs an engineers input really.
 
If it's under tension, can you not use wire rope and turnbuckles?
 
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I've specified them on a few jobs, mostly porches in the past. However, I've just left that part to the engineer and then a fabricator cracks on with the production. For a conservatory, they'd normally be included as part of the package, so maybe worth giving a company a call?

conservatory_inside.jpg


Not the same but a similar principal.

how can you specify and leave it to someone else. either you secify it... or you do not
 
Nige,
Good job there is a few olduns about to help you young
chappies out.:eek:
Try here http://www.redgwick.co.uk
They do bar up to 6m. turnbuckles and all you will want.
They are up in Staffs, but they do carriage.
Tell them your name is Barry :mrgreen:
By the way, my back door has got a bolt on it and no entry sign. :rolleyes:
Regards ;)
oldun
 
Thanks guys , Turnbuckles :idea: . Will speak to an engineer
 

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