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.