To avoid interruption of the planning process within the framework of the timber beam refurbishment process, it is important to undertake a comprehensive survey of the existing old timber beams by reference to a basic layout plan.
This Beam Layout Plan provides a sound basis for reliable static information.
For accurate sizing it is necessary to record height and width of the timber beams, the distance between the beams, and their span. In places, where load-diverting components are present (walls, bearers, single loads), these should also be included in the plan. Level changes at chimneys, stairways, etc. should be indicated. Apart from a sectional view of the old ceiling structure, the further floor build and the underside features of the ceiling are of importance for the development of the constant loads.
Should you have difficulties in establishing this fundamental planning information, we shall be happy to assist you locally with our team at any time. Do not hesitate to contact us.