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Joist Position for new Staircase into Loft Area From Landing

Postby Andybambi » Thu May 29, 2014 12:38 pm


I want to install a straight staircase from my upstairs landing into my attic. I want to position the stairs against the wall but the joists in the attic run in same direction as the stairs. Therefore there is a joist running flat against the wall I want to fix the stairs to. Do you know how I can resolve this problem?

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Postby welsh brickie » Thu May 29, 2014 7:39 pm

you need to cut out the brickwork and attach a joist at each end so that it rests on the brickwork, its called a trimmer, basically where you have cut the joists you will need to fix a new one and attach joist hangers to support the weight of the cut ones, if that makes sense
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