Purlin Spliced and resting on top of cracked brick - help

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Hiya,
After googling I think its a purlin, 1960s house, new roof about 10 years ago, been in a year, just really noticed this (other trades been in loft not mentioned anything to me). old dear lived in it, so she may have been taken advantage or not.

I am crapping myself as just finished renovating and carpeting and no money left so any advice is really welcome

There is no visible sagging or defects in roof.
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Is the splicing normal, also whats easiest way to fix it (roofer/builder), can it be done without having to prop from rooms below etc?.. (other side of roof is same but its resting on an uncut solid brick)
How worried should i be?

thanks all.

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apologies, somehow I double posted the photos and some of the text was 1/2 way down ( Is the splicing normal, also whats easiest way to fix it (roofer/builder), can it be done without having to prop from rooms below etc?.. (other side of roof is same but its resting on an uncut solid brick)
How worried should i be?

thanks all.
 
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Not an expert but overlapping purlins are not uncommon. There are struts supporting the purlin a metre or so either side. You could clamp the purlin ends back into line, screwed with 18mm plywood either side, and pack out underneath to transfer the load to the wall. Raising the purlin ends by a few mm will ensure positive engagement with the wall when they drop back down.

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most trades see what other trades "try to /actually get away with" its not there place to comment really unless they think its a danger if they reported everything they see it would be time wasted to worry you overly and indeed some will "blame the messenger" and can loose you work unfairly
 
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support the purlins, replace the brick with a uncracked one, have a cuppa. :)
 
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Short temporary purlin placed above ,prop from sand and lime wall. Slide under a section of concrete Intel then remove temp prop ..if you want . Easy
Same here. Just use a small bottle jack. We’d probably shave down a solid blue engineering brick and dry pack or mortar it.
 

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