Coming from a complete novice, so forgive me for my question, but we are considering extending our house up, and I was wondering would we be able to use the same roofing trusses and tiles again? The extension will be a carbon copy of the ground floor, maybe slightly more narrow than what it is now (same length), the ceramic tiles are in excellent condition, so really, I am wondering can this be done (albeit wtih a few modifications to the trusses)? Would we be saving money by doing this?
Joined: 07 Nov 2008 Posts: 919 Location: Adelaide South
When I worked on this type of extension many years ago, they never altered trusses as they are machine made. At times they extended the external walls up, leaving the original eaves and shortened roof line to break the bareness off a plain 2 storey wall.
Errr ceramic tiles? Do you mean cement roof tiles? Most existing tiles were saved (where possible, as many were broken) and used across the back of the addition with new ones used at the front to cut costs.
Your builder will advise you best when quoting on your plans, but trying to do things on the cheap is fraught with danger.
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