DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Loft floor

Postby pdmather » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:28 am

I'm boarding my loft. The house was built in 1870. Will the beams take the weight?
Thanks for anya advice

Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:24 am


Simply Build It

Postby Stephen Shipley » Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:38 pm

No one helping you?

I suspect no one wants to get involved because, unfortunately, the answer has to be - depends on the beams, depends on the weight.

If there are similar houses around you could ask if anyone else has done the same job. Old building is not necessarily about to fall down and old builders tended to use big beams - they couldn't calculate what they could get away with.

Any chance of finding a friednly surveyor, builder, architect? You could trying to get someone professional in for a specific purpose for a fixed fee. They will probably charge less if you don't want a written report.

As long as you don't do anything really daft on the weight front (e.g. filling the loft with books or tanks of water) you will probably be OK.

Stephen Shipley
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:17 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics