Oak beams not tied into walls in old barn conversion - help please!
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gazzastears
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Oak beams not tied into walls in old barn conversion - help please!

Post by gazzastears » Fri May 19, 2023 4:11 pm

I am in the process of renovating a barn conversion we bought 18 months ago and have come across the following problem. On removing the old kitchen I have found that a number of the oak beams on the ceiling are too short and dont reach the walls, they are just hanging from the ceiling and unsuported below. I believe these must have been left in for cosmetic reasons, but can see where the old brick pillars they once stood on are. Any ideas what I can do to resolve this, other than building the brick pillars back, or given they must have been like this for 20 years are they 'ok'?!
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Re: Oak beams not tied into walls in old barn conversion - help please!

Post by stoneyboy » Sat May 20, 2023 8:24 pm

Hi gazzastears,
It certainly does not appear to be something to be left unchecked. Suggest you get a structural surveyor in and get it checked out.
Regards S

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