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Widening Loft Hatch to Fit Loft Ladder

Postby ElwoodP » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:33 am

I have a very narrow loft hatch that I want to widen to put a loft ladder in. I plan to cut one joist and construct a wider frame using joist hangers. Please see photos.

Do you think its OK for me to cut the joist or should I get a professional in to check? Does the plan look suitable?

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