Make loft floor stronger ?


Postby fcwoods99 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:29 pm

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
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Postby rosebery » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:09 am

Have you thought about loft boards at all? This may be your answer or a good starting point
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Postby fcwoods99 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:42 pm

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)
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Postby rosebery » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:55 pm

The answer to your new data requires information on the loadings you are proposing. Actually as you are now also talking about "another floor" you will not get your answer here.

Find yourself a structural engineer to look at the problem at first hand and advise you accordingly.
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Postby wws4029 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:34 pm

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.
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Postby fcwoods99 » Fri May 15, 2009 11:24 pm

thanks for help
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