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billybarty 03-17-2008 02:57 PM

Adding a room over garage
 
I have a building that is a 2 level walkout on a slope and I am planning on putting a garage on the front. The roof would reach up to the second level wall and I am wondering if I can add a room over the garage that I can use. I am not sure what type of roof style makes it easier and was thinking I could use the wood i-beams for the rafter bottom but am not sure what type of support is needed to replace the trusses. I am open to suggestions on what design would work best as I haven't started yet.
Thanks

Ron6519 03-17-2008 06:02 PM

Don't you need architectural plans approved before you build? This is especially important of tricky integrations into the existing structure. Do you have any experience with structural framing?
Posting a picture would help as what you would do depends on the specifics in place at this point.
Ron

Mickey1945 03-17-2008 10:57 PM

New garage and a room with a view
 
replaceing truss, wood beams, oh no. Please do yourself a big favor - spend the money and get an architect -



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Originally Posted by billybarty (Post 108535)
I have a building that is a 2 level walkout on a slope and I am planning on putting a garage on the front. The roof would reach up to the second level wall and I am wondering if I can add a room over the garage that I can use. I am not sure what type of roof style makes it easier and was thinking I could use the wood i-beams for the rafter bottom but am not sure what type of support is needed to replace the trusses. I am open to suggestions on what design would work best as I haven't started yet.
Thanks


billybarty 03-18-2008 09:49 AM

To answer your questions, my experience level is framing a few garages and boathouses and the person working with me has built his own home. No, I don't need architech's plans or permits. This is for my cottage that I own on a First Nations reserve


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