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Loft Installation and raising joists

Postby Yogs » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:37 pm


I have just put in some new loft insulation between the extisting joist, in order to meet the minimum requirement I would like to put extra insulation at 90 degrees of the existing loft insulation. the problem I have is that I have existing pipes over the existing joist and would like to riase the joists by putting 4 x 2's at 90 degrees of the existing joist. and then put up loft boards.

My existing joist run paralel to the wall and I live in a mid terraced house.

Will I have enough support to do this? and also what distance do i need to have between the joists.

I will be using the joist as storage space.


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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:55 pm

Depends on size and pitch of existing joists, where there are supporting walls and what you will be storing. Books and bars of gold tend to be very heavy.......
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