Removal of load-bearing walls and design of a vaulted roof construction
We were employed by Matthew Montague Architects to undertake a structural survey of a proposed design as part of a domestic home alteration and to provide sound advice and support in the removal of load-bearing walls and the sun-consequent design of a vaulted roof for a proposed extension.
Brookside is a detached, traditionally built cottage which was to be substantially extended and altered internally. This involved the removal of several original load-bearing walls to open up the existing building into the extension – it was the family dream to have a larger kitchen. Particular consideration was to be given to a vaulted roof construction to to prevent ‘roof spread’.
We were employed to…
- Property structural survey, including photographs and details of the existing structure
- Create sound steelwork and padstone design
- Structural calculations and design for a vaulted roof
- … and most importantly, to consider the overall stability of the proposals.
Solution for Brookside
- Trial pits were dug to expose existing foundations
- A full set of structural calculations for building regulation approval which included, loose steel beams, padstones, structural ridges, masonry stability, timber rafters and foundations
- Arrangement drawings showing the structural requirements.