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    Default Exposed Rafter Ceiling, structurally sound?

    Does anyone know what type of ceiling this would be described as? I'm a little concerned that there are no beams joining the 2 side together..
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    Sometimes you can have a significant beam down the centre, which takes the roof load in combination with the exterior walls. It doesn't look like a large beam though? It does look like it's been there a while though.

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    Looks like a pretty small ridge from the pictures and doesn't look like a standard coupled or non-coupled roof. Maybe it was specifically engineered with those short rafters taking the load into that high wall?

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    Did something similar with my house by bolting rafters at the apex, opposing rafters are cantilevered to achieve the design.

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    Looks like a standard Cathedral ceiling to me if that was what you were after
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    Default Exposed Rafter Ceiling, structurally sound?

    The thing is, if it was a standard cathedral ceiling the ridge beam should be a lot bigger as it has a reasonable span.

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    It may have hidden elements like blocking that is under the plaster sheeting
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