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Exposed joists under front door

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by SDays, 7 Nov 2020.

  1. SDays

    SDays

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    Hi, I'm currently doing some work on the front garden to take the ground level below Dpc level and have removed paving slabs from the whole area. However after removing the ones in front of the front door, it's exposed the sub floor beneath the hallway. There's no outer brick skin present just the sleeper wall with the wall plate and joists. You can see where the top edge of the previous pavers sat from the marks on the render.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to close this up? I could brick it up and add air bricks but there's no footings to come off that I can see (I haven't dug down that far yet and I can always cast a strip to build from). Looking at other houses around the street they are a mix of uPVC infill or wood with air holes. Though not sure if I'd fix this straight to the joist ends if I were to copy.

    Not sure what the best threshold detail would be in this case?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     

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  2. tel765

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    You need ventilation under the sill - to ventilate the subfloor under the hallway.
    Use a pre-painted board that's been multi-holed in a decorative pattern.
    Pack out the board if necessary to bring it in plane with the lower brickwork.
    And then pin it to the plate and joist tails that you can see in your pics.

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    An an alternative to pierced wood, there are metal (rust and rodent) proof mesh or decorative panels.
    Even standard airbricks will work. A mouse can get through a pencil sized hole.
     
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  5. SDays

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    Thanks Tigercubrider, I have seen those they look a lot nicer than wood/uPVC. Would you fix those straight to the joist tails or build a bit of a brick wall to fix too.
     
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    Is that what you're making in Occupational Therapy ted ?:ROFLMAO:
     
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