Widening Loft Hatch to Fit Loft Ladder


Postby ElwoodP » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:33 am

I have a very narrow loft hatch that I want to widen to put a loft ladder in. I plan to cut one joist and construct a wider frame using joist hangers. Please see photos.

Do you think its OK for me to cut the joist or should I get a professional in to check? Does the plan look suitable?

Photos:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qdzfi1ik4gcldvv/plan.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zs3tzf4gbirg1 ... w.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5awu2p17fjq45 ... t.jpg?dl=0
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