Relay a Concrete Floor

20 Jul 2011
Reaction score
United Kingdom
I have recently moved into a Victorian terraced house that has seen a number of 70's & 80's DIY improvements. One of them was to knock an arch through the wall that divides the living room and dining room and concrete the living room floor. The Dining room and hallway are suspended wooden floors. I have a twofold problem; the concrete floor is about 1" higher than the suspended floor and there is now no continuous airflow under the wooden floor.
Is it possible to remove the top 2" of the concrete floor so that it can be lowered with a new screed?
This would also incorporate digging out a channel and piping to the air brick to regain airflow. I would love to reinstate the suspended floor in the living room, but I'm concerned about the damage I may cause removing the concrete as the foundations are very shallow.
Sponsored Links

DIYnot Local

Staff member

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