1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

flooring in the loft??? the best way to do it.

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by benackrell, 22 Apr 2009.

  1. benackrell

    benackrell

    Joined:
    11 Mar 2009
    Messages:
    10
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Devon
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    hiya guys, hope someone here can solve my head scratching problem.

    i recently moved into a 1960's semi detached bungalow and have a fair amount of things a wanna put in the loft, i have looked at putting down chipboard but not sure about putting it straight onto the ceiling joists that are there. The ceiling joists are 4"x2" and i would like to reinforce/ strengthen them some how before i put the chipboard onto them. I also have three 6"x2" joists runing from my gable wall to the party wall and i would like this to be the new floor level so that the whole storage area is flat and clear. Is there any "easy-ish" way i can do this?

    my ceiling joists run from front of the bungalow to the back and the 3 bigger joists run from side to side, hope this helps
     
  2. benackrell

    benackrell

    Joined:
    11 Mar 2009
    Messages:
    10
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Devon
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    any suggestions anyone??????????/ :confused:
     
  3. Sponsored Links
  4. mclean1979

    mclean1979

    Joined:
    14 Nov 2007
    Messages:
    30
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Location:
    Renfrewshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Use the search. You have no respose because this question has been asked a million times
     
  5. benackrell

    benackrell

    Joined:
    11 Mar 2009
    Messages:
    10
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Devon
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    i have trailed threw loads of the search results but nothing specificaly matches or comes close to the question i have asked
     
  6. Sponsored Links
  7. TonyW2

    TonyW2

    Joined:
    24 Dec 2008
    Messages:
    798
    Thanks Received:
    75
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Joist hangers on the 3 main beams? Then more joists.--Expensive.

    If the existing small joists are supported anywhere on their run, then reasonable weight only on the new floor with loading kept near the supported area.
     
  8. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Loading...

Share This Page