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

Replacing pocketed floor joists

Discussion in 'Building' started by garryv, 18 Aug 2017.

  1. garryv

    garryv

    Joined:
    18 Aug 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi,

    I'm refurbing the galley kitchen in our Victorian terrace (solid brick walls, no cavity). Three of ceiling joists (which are the floor joists of the bathroom above) need replacing completely (they can't be sistered) but are pocketed into the brick walls on both sides. One of those walls is external (faces into our garden), the other is shared with our neighbour. The span is just over two metres.

    I can get the old ones out, but am stuck as to how to get the new ones into the pockets, or whether I should take a different approach. After a lot of searching I seem to have the following options:

    1) Cut holes in the external wall and slide the new joists in

    2) Slide in to the pockets on the neighbours side, and then just use joist hangers on the side of the external wall. I'm a bit reluctant to so this because the brickwork is obviously old and not the best.

    Any advice or suggestions would be very much appreciated!! Thanks
     
  2. Alastairreid

    Alastairreid

    Joined:
    21 Nov 2008
    Messages:
    5,775
    Thanks Received:
    828
    Location:
    uk
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Bolt timbers to the wall and fix the joist hangers to them.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. garryv

    garryv

    Joined:
    18 Aug 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks a lot Alastair, do you think this would give enough strength? The joists are 175mm deep by 50mm wide.
     
  4. Alastairreid

    Alastairreid

    Joined:
    21 Nov 2008
    Messages:
    5,775
    Thanks Received:
    828
    Location:
    uk
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Joist hangers and twisty nails in every hole...you wont have any problems.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. 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