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Retrofitting joist restraint straps

Discussion in 'Building' started by nightsmith, 25 Nov 2014.

  1. nightsmith

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    Hi,

    I have been told by the building inspector that I have to fit some joist restraint straps as a supporting wall has been removed and replaced with a beam. However, the wall that was removed was removed completely (no buttress perpendicular to the rear elevation remains).

    My question is: how do I fit the restraints? Do I have to remove blocks every 2metres, put the straps in then rebed the blocks? Or is there a strap that can be internally face-fixed?

    I hope that makes some kind of sense.

    Thanks in advance.

    Rob
     
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    The bco is prolly looking for joist restraint i.e. this. Scroll down.

    You would need to drill out a hole at skirting height, slot in the restraint strap, the rotate it so that it is against the masonry. It then needs fixing across 3 joists. You are bast chiselling it in to prevent the floorboards from rocking when you fix 'em back down.

    Don't forget the noggs either.
     
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