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30th Aug 2005, 11:45 PM
I have a 100 year old house and I want to put a bedroom in the roof!
Can anyone suggest the best way to strengthen the rafters without loosing to much head room. Plus any suggested web sites.
31st Aug 2005, 01:17 AM
Try attic space convertors in tempe, i have done no business with them but drive past there place every day and it all ways looks busy.
10th Sep 2005, 09:15 AM
you can marry in mild steel plate alongside each rafter and bolt it through - that makes it very strong and rigid. Alternatively you can use ply I am told. I suspect though, you might be meaning you want to strengthen the celing joists, but dont want to assume - more info please - I have done this conversion twice on my own home and enjoyed the results very much! both times I had to lower ceilingsa though as it was a 1920 Californian Bungalow so the roof pitch didnt allow us to stand up completely.
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