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raising joist to allow for loft installation

Postby Yogs » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:15 pm


I have recently put up some loft insulation between the joist. What I wanted to do was to raise my existing joist by putting up new 4 x 2's at 90 degrees of the existing joist to allow for the insulation and also I have heating pipes running over the joist aswell.

Once I have done this I want to put up loft boards.

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

Will I have enough support for the extra weight and if so what distance apart do I need to put the new 4x 2.

I'm going to be using the loft as storage space.


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