The engineers report for out loft conversion requires a double bridle of 195 joists to support the floor at the side of the new opening for a staircase, using hangers at each end.
The problem is that I can fit one hanger but that makes it impossible to fit a second hanger next to it because the flanges bend out at each side. The answer would seem to be a double width hanger to carry the two joists but there does not appear to be such an item available on the market. Likewise hangers with no flange at the side would help but I can't find them in a long enough size to wrap over the supporting joist sufficiently, requiring a length of at least 250mm.
Can anyone help?