Barn Conversion in Water, Rossendale, Lancashire
Time-lapse video: Retro-fitting a traditional oak roof truss.
The property had already been re-rooved and slated, with the new ridge beam passing a few inches above the post seating of the old ridge. A cleat had been fixed to the side of the post to extend its height to meet the ridge. In addition to this, the two rafters had been supported midway along their length with brickwork piers built onto the main, six-metre-long, twelve-by-nine, beam. All in all an ugly sight. The task, then, was to remove the original truss post & rafters without disturbing the existing tonnes of slated roof…
To see more photos of this project, read this article.