Vaulted ceiling

21 Oct 2018
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Hi.. I have a Victorian house.. I've got a few issues with the ceiling in my bedroom so i was thinking of removing ceiling joist altogether and creating a vaulted type ceiling using loft space from above.

My ceiling joist don't seem to be tied to the rafters and seem only used to hang plasterboards off, so I think removing the ceiling joist should be OK.

The roof seems to be held up by 2 very big beams either side running down the full length of the roof.

So im thinking.... Can I build the rafters out and insulate with 150mm insulation and plasterboard straight over. Obviously leave the beams in but make a nice feature of them? I guess there is extra weight of more timber and plasterboard but looking at the beams they seem big enough to me.

It seems straight forward to me.. Maybe a little too easy? And if it were that straight forward would I have to notify building control.

Please see the pics.. Any comments appreciated


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Hi.. Thanks for the reply..

The ceiling joists only rest on the bricks of the house.. They are not tied or fixed to anything. Ive checked them all. Not the bricks or the roof rafters...
The roof beams or perlins as I understand are supporting the roof?
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Hi thanks for your replays.. Hate to say your right.. :confused:. Not a good idea..

Gonna just repair my original ceiling(y)(y)(y)

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