Hi, I have a very old detached house, I want to slowly (as i can afford it) convert the loft into a play room/ home cinema.
The roof structure consists of 2 thick wooden "A" frames and perlings going horizontally accross, supporting the thinner roof beams, the structure is devided into 3 sections with the "A" frames on each 1/3
I have dropped the cielings down by 6 inches about 10 years ago while i was removating my house, i did this with the thoughts of maybe wanting to convert the loft in the future.
Now my loft has plenty of head room, but the two "A" frame structures still have a horizontal 7m long brace beam (which used to be part of the ceiling joist) going accross too high.
Can this beam be cut away by first adding a lower beam to the "A" at the correct hight and will form part of the floor/ceiling?