Hi, I wonder if anyone can give me some advice on this.
I recently had to take some floorboards up, in a bedroom extension, and discovered a joist that, to me, has been cut too short for the joist hanger. I always thought that joists were cut almost flush to the supporting beam, leaving a gap of only a few millimetres for the hanger, but this is about 20mm. Is this safe? If not, is there anything I can do to fix it?
Thereâ€™s about 40mm supported by the hanger, and the joist is fixed to it by 2 screws, one either side. The sides of the hanger come about a third of the way up the joist, and this is where the screws are fitted. The hanger itself doesnâ€™t seem to be particularly heavy duty, perhaps 1mm thick and I can bend it quite easily. Itâ€™s fixed to the supporting beam by 8 screws, 4 either side. Hope that makes sense.