removing roof supports.


Postby mattwood » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:56 pm

I would like to open up a section of ceiling in my chalet bungalow. The section is in the hall and already has an opening for a staircase. It is the removal of several joists that worries me. How can I tell if they are crucial roof supports? Should I get in a structural engineer?
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Postby Steve the gas » Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:34 am

YES,get a structural engineer or at least a knowledgeable Builder!!
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Postby mattwood » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:39 am

Thanks for the advice.
I got in touch with two local structural engineers and they gave me wildly different quotes ( £400 for a visit and plans in sufficient detail for a builder to work from,- and £90 for a visit and plans).
How can the price be so different?
Any advice would be appreciated.
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Postby Steve the gas » Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:11 pm

I would let the £90 man round to check it out but check his qualifications/experience!
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