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Solutions for 800mm floor joist centres?

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by Danj4, 21 Apr 2017.

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  1. Danj4

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    Hi,

    I would like to lay a new floor covering in the first floor bedroom in our victorian terrace. The problem is that the 5x2 floor joists (actual size 120mm x 60mm) are at 800mm centres with no noggins and span roughly 2.4m.


    Ideally I would make the structure better in order to accommodate a standard 18mm chipboard or floorboard covering. Will adding noggins suffice or will this put too much stress on the existing undersized joists?

    Should I add more joists to the structure - which would be quite labour intensive and disruptive and involves cob walls?


    What would everyone suggest.?
     
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    Can't see how it would add any more stress on the current joists?

    Noggins should be fine. Don't use chipboard over the top, use ply.



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