Re-inforcing Joists for Storage Space in the Loft

Postby Andybambi » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:26 am


My friend has just moved into his new house and wants to convert his attic into a storage space/playroom. The joists are 3x2 spaced at 350mm and span 24ft so I'm sure he'll have to strengthen/enforce them. Would it be simply a case of sistering the joists by bolting another to the side of each of them?
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Postby welsh brickie » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:40 pm

any conversion will need planning permission, if it was just used for storage then yes you would lay new heavier joists like 6x2 next to the original joists
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