Advice would be gratefully received on our problem! In the course of selling our house, our buyers surveyor has highlighted the fact that the roof trusses in our 1970s detached, pitched roof house are out of line i.e. the ones in the middle are not truly perpendicluar and are leaning a bit. A structural engineer has sucked his teeth over this (we await his report) but concedes there appears to be no structural problem i.e. the outside walls are not bowing, the roof is not sagging, internally the felt has not torn etc. In my opinion this is a building fault i.e. they were constructed skew - we have gone through 30 plus years of weather including the 1987 storm (we are near the south coast), and nothing has shifted.
The structural engineer is muttering about bringing it up to modern standards. What are the current regs? Does this have to be rectified i.e. by horizontal and diagonal bracing (of which there is none)? He is talking initially about bracing to pull the trusses back into line. Surely that is too extreme and might exacerbate the problem? Any advice would be gratefully received before we have to reduce the price even more!!
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