Structural Roof Void?

Postby ashdew2310 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:28 am

Hi, I have a 1930's detached chalet house, there is a second floor in the large roof space with 2 rooms and a bathroom. at the eaves of the roof there is some studwork (50x100) creating a large void in each room. the roof is a half hipped roof.

i wish to know if i can remove these studs therefore expanding the size of the rooms? or are they likely to be structural ie supporting the rafters?

Many thanks
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Postby brithebuilder » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:33 pm

Hi, you don't say how far along the run of the rafter the studwork is. This type of stud wall is usually below the purlins in a loft conversion, if your house was built with the studwork in situ then the chances are the stud wall is providing support for the rafters instead of a purlin. I wouldn't touch anything until you've had an architect or structural engineer look at it.
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