Notching of floor joists - advice required

28 May 2004
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United Kingdom
I am hoping somebody may be able to help with a problem I have encountered.

My builder and I have just laid the floor joists for an extension we are building. The plumbers have notched out thin sections at the top of the joists for all the pipework etc.

The problem I have is that the last joist running alongside the wall has been notched far too deeply to accomodate a vast amount of central heating pipework. I know that the building inspector will not approve of the depth of the notching when he visits.

My question is - as this joist is running along side the wall could we fix the joist to the wall with bolts and resin. This would mean that any weight on that joist would be supported by the wall and would not all be on that joist.

Anybody know of any other way of reinforcing a joist where deep notching is unavoidable ???

Many thanks
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Your suggestion sounds a sensible one; no reason for the BCO not to accept it.
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or ask the plumbers why the pipes couldn`t run under the joists :oops:

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