Replacing floorboards

7 Dec 2007
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United Kingdom
Had the plumbers in.

They needed access under the bathroom floor near the wall, so sliced off the floorboards from the joist nearest but one to the wall. The cut lengths are about 2' long. The cut is flush with the edge of the joist.

I now need to replace this little run of boards. I was thinking of screwing a batten 2"x1" with 3" screws along the joist to extend it and to create a ledge. Then screwing new tongue and groove lengths to it. One end of the new boards would then be on the ledge, and the other on the joist nearest to the wall.

Would that be okay? Or is there a better way to do it?
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