Hi all.

I have an on going problem with my roof/attic. I live in a timber framed house,5 years old. About 7 or 8 months ago a very loud popping noise started to occur in my roof. The problem seems to be thermal related. During the day it doesn't happen as often, but it does happen. But at night when my heating is on and a fire is lighting it really kicks in. Worst of all, while the house is cooling down and fire is out, this is when it really takes over. It can then continue for hours, making it very difficult for me to sleep. To describe the noise I would say it is like a stone cracking against the roof or even like a pistol shot going off. While in bed in the dead of night the noise is loud enough to wake the dead. It also happens during the summer months as my house can get very warm. I have lots of big windows and the house is south facing. Also the timber frame seems to hold the heat.

Has anyone experience of this. Any help will be greatly appreciated.