DIY Doctor my roof falling in?

Postby jsr » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:24 am

Hello all,

Went up to my loft for the first time since moving into my new home (18 months ago) yesterday as I eventually bought a ladder.

When i bought I had a homebuyers survey done and all seemed fine.

I live in a 2 bed victorian terrace.

In the roof there are 3 main beams running across the property, one on each side at shoulder height and the main beam at the top.

The shoulder height one at the front has cracked and is failing, there is a gap of approx 2cm where the beam no longer joins (at its worst point)

Please give some advice, I ahve some pics but cannot host them at this time however they are available by email if that helps/

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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:41 pm

You need to reinforce the break with a new timber bolted to the old and if possible fit a strut under the centre position.
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