Im new to this, so I hope what Ive writen can be understood. I am renovating a property. On the ground floor there is an old pantry, one wall is brick and the other side is plaster stud. I want to remove the brick wall but there are three joists which are almost certainly using the wall for support. The studd wall is not load bearing and I intend to Build an inside brick wall here to complete the kitchen area. I had intended to extend the joists onto the new brick wall by bolting/sandwiching them, thereby transfering the load about 1mtr to the new wall. On closer inspection under the floor boards I have found that right at the spot I want to extend the joists they change direction, so they cannot be extended because the other joists are running across them. Could I use joist hangers on the cross joists, extend the joists I want to and hang them in the hangers. Has anyone any ideas please.