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I know I'm over thinking the blocking?

Discussion in 'Building' started by iDIY, 7 Jan 2020.

  1. iDIY

    iDIY

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    Hi Guys,

    I know I am over thinking this but if I don't ask and there is a right and wrong way, I know I will get it wrong :)

    My 1st floor joists are going in soon and the construction is more or less as per the attached phot from the internet.

    I know I have to install 'blocking' between the wall and the joist parallel and nearest to the wall. I am assuming this can simply be an offcut from a piece of leftover joist timber? and that if I am using nominal 47mm wide joists, then the resulting 47mm gap between joist and wall will suffice?

    lateral-restraints_500x320jpg.png

    Thanks.
     
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    When I did my loft floor I put solid packing at one side and used folding wedges at the other to tighten it up.
     
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    50mm gap is usually specified so 47mm should be ok :!:
     
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