Vaulted Roof Construction Survey

Brookside. Longford, Derbyshire

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.
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Bayliss Consulting is a multi-disciplinary civil and structural engineering consultancy based in Derby. We provide engineering services including but not limited to: crack investigation, building surveys, structural surveys and more.