Remove section of Oak Purlin

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by M@tt, Aug 10, 2018 at 9:08 AM.

  1. M@tt

    M@tt New Member

    Hi
    I'm after a bit of advice
    We've got an old farm house which is in a L configuration. The attic has been converted at some point in the past by previous owners. It has a vaulted ceiling with oak purlins running down the length of the room. At the elbow of the room one of the purlins blocks an alcove however it didn't appear to be supporting anything anymore as you can see from the photos. Therefore we would like to remove this to make the space more useable. Who is best to advise on whether this can be safely removed? A structural engineer I'm guessing?
    Cheers
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  2. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Active Member

    The purlin in question doesn't look it has much strength left in it anyway! ;)
     

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