Kitchen Floor replacement - what way?


Postby Johnnyvee » Mon May 11, 2009 8:23 pm

Just about to have a new kitchen fitted - by a joiner. Lifted the board (chipboard) to replac one uner washing machine that was boucing to find that the floor is a right mess and needs replacing.

There's a conrete floor about 14 inches below the floor level and on top of that are joists of various sizes proped up on loose bricks - just stacked on top of each other - no cement. The "joists" look second hand. About 5 noggings in total and the joists are all alightly different heights. The joists also do not go into the walls. Had a builder round who suggests that this has been done as the original joists would have got damp but it should be a dwarf or sleeper walls built accross with joists supported by that.

Or the more expensive option from labour costs will be a concrete floor.

It's a 4m by 4m kitchen floor that needs to be completely replaced - has anyone got any ideas on costs involved, time and how it should be done correctly.

Thanks for any help.
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue May 12, 2009 8:59 pm

Johnnyvee,
Replace with a suspended floor, incorporate insulation, use only treated timber. Likely cost about £1-2k depending on work involved.
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Postby rosebery » Wed May 13, 2009 10:40 pm

Its a bodge job. Get it all out and replaced. Good job you found out before the kitchen was fitted! And don't use chipboard again either.

Get three separate quotes from people who have been in and seen what needs doing. Then you can gauge it appropriately.

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