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Roof Truss Question

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by jamies23, 23 Jan 2012.

  1. jamies23

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    Hello,

    I currently have a flat plastered ceiling in my kitchen. My plan is to remove the ceiling to roof height and install Velux windows. I would be staining the trusses and plastering the underside of the roof.

    Appologies for my lack of DIY knowledge but can I get a steel return on my roof trusses which would suffice me removing cross members?

    I'm unsure of truss design or spacing at the moment so the project is a pipe dream at the moment but I will be inspecting over the next few days.

    Regards,
     
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  3. freddiemercurystwin

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    Have a look at the existing roof supports first then come back with your queries. Pointless trying to answer as it is.
     
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    Thanks, I'll get some pictures whilst i'm at it.
     
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    A truss is normally designed to act as one, and if a section of the truss is removed, then the remaining timber sections are not sufficient on their own
     
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    He didn't mention removing them.
     
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    He mentioned removing cross members, and the ceiling - which presumably means the ceiling joists if he wants to instal roof lights and ceiling at rafter level
     
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    Ah yea he did, my bad! :rolleyes:
     
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    There'll probably be some bracing too, which can't be removed, but if left on show could be unsightly.
     
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