Truss Removal & Structural Alterations

Trussed lofts are a fairly modern roof design that utilise a frame made up triangles to support the roof where there is no wall to support the weight.

Trusses can and often are removed much to our clients surprise. This involves a site visit from our structural engineer to work out the load calculations and a minimum of three steel beams are inserted through a newly created post hole I a gable and placed on pad stones spreading the load of the roof evenly. This procedure requires building control inspection and certification, something we take care of throughout the project.

Truss lofts and any structural installations are daily duties of ecoloft so we have our own scaffolding, low loaders, hoists and have nationwide access to heavy lifting and crane facilities through our network.

Truss lofts are made in fast, cheap alternative to a traditional loft and the space in the middle is compensated by many upright and diagonal beams that make using the space impossible for anything other than storage.

Roof lesson aside, these types of lofts are normally considered a ‘difficult’ job by many loft specialists and a great deal simply walk away! Well not here at ecoloft, we’re made of sterner stuff in Yorkshire and we embrace a good challenge. We have a few tricks up our sleeve that offer you a couple of options without ever impacting on the structural integrity of your roof We can either board around the trusses to open the space, just use the middle area by boarding off the rest of the loft or lastly, we can create some very handy extra shelving in the ‘v’ of the truss.

Each project is slightly different but as a rule, our installations are registered and inspected by building control who make sure your loft has been converted properly to regulations even for a non-habitable loft conversion. If you require a habitable bedroom loft conversion, please see our HABITABLE PACKAGE.

This means because a fixed staircase is not attached, it cannot be used or sold as bedroom, but provides a solution for unused loft space. It also benefits clients that don’t wish to sacrifice a bedroom to fit a fixed staircase in but extra space is needed.

The finished product is to an extremely high standard with warm storage cupboards in the eaves, skirting board and architrave, including full electrics, ready for paint.