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Replace/strengthen joists - best kitchen flooring solution?

Postby worm » Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:47 am

Hi all,

I currently fitting a new kitchen, plumbing and elecs underway!

Upon removing the old sink, the 2 joist are very damp and rotten (1936) built an need replacing!

I'm not sure whether the joist running parallel with the back of the house span across the floor paln (kitchand dinner area) I rmoved a wall to make this area open plan so the joist could end/start there!

Is it best to replace the entire length or is it possible to make good?

1. Bolt new treated joist 'overlapping the old' - where good and not rotten by 1 metre???

2. Cut joist 'where old wall used to be and re fit new length to fit? Will this simple si in palce or will I need a bracket to hold in place?

Ok I also need a new flooring in the kitchen! Any suggestions as to what is best - will it need damp treating or can you get pre treated? - I want to tile the floor enentually - I was thinking 8x2 Ply 'tongue and groove' any recommendataions?

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