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warehouse conversion mezzanine level, using wooden beams

Postby rik » Sun May 29, 2011 11:23 am

hi, i'm planning on building a mezzanine level in a warehouse i'm living in, as to add another bedroom.

the space is about 11ft x10ft. I spoke to someone and they mentioned using joist hangers into the brickwork on either side (175mm x 75mm) by digging out the grout and then re cementing over so that there are 11ft wooden beams running across, spaced at 8/9 inches apart. Then to put plywood above and below the beams and insulate with acoustic insulation.

Would that work? could it take the load of a bedroom?

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Postby andy01 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:19 pm

yes this is correct in priciple, however sounds like you need an SE to provide calcs and BCO sign off.

have a look through simpson strong tie catalogue to get a better idea of how joist hangers work.
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Postby michaelscad » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:10 am

another case of using open metal posi/easi web joists
b easy to put in for the self builder
install it's best working off a tower safer these can be fixed with joist hangars
the great thing about these is open web for services
and they come with the compliance certificate for building regulations
no need for a se
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