I have two vertical 1 1/2" x 3/4" vertical timbers (hangers?) in the centre of my loft connecting two roof rafters at the apex to ceiling joists; what purpose do/did they serve and can they be removed?. It is not a trussed roof; the bungalow was built in the early 60s. and there are similar (shorter) 1 1/2" x 3/4" hangers between the supporting joists and the rafters approximately 6 feet in from the supporting outer walls; there are substantial horizontal beams supporting the rafters running the length of the bungalow supported by external and internal block walls also 6 feet from the external walls. There are no horizontal cross timbers in the loft. The loft is used for storage only.Advice much appreciated. Thankyou
Hi martin1946 They are far too small to be structural, the centre ones were probably a temporary support used during construction. The side ones look like a later addition but again not structural. Regards S
Thanks so much for your quick response. It means I can remove the two centre ones. I will leave the side ones as I will be putting some boards up to stop storage items getting pushed onto the unboarded areas.