Want to make loft floor stronger for lots of storage !?
I know joists at moment are just for ceiling and can be boarded for storage and light foot traffic !
Will be insulating and boarding all round , just put light in.
BUT !! FOR NOW I NEED A STRONGER FLOOR SOLUTION
I know you can board the floor for storage and light foot traffic !
How can I make floor stronger before boarding , for a lot of storage for my business ?!
I had the idea of putting in another floor above one at moment(fit joist hangers into brick and new joists above, but not touching joists for ceiling)
Doubling up on your floor/ceiling joists( bolting another timber beam to existing joists) and putting 'noggins' between these will significantly inprove the strength of your floor. Any joins will need to be done on any internal supporting walls avaiable.
However, as amount of loading is not mentioned, it is wise to get a structural engineer to assess.
Most applications will be fine with the above solution though.