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Joist hangers or timber wall plate
i am looking at putting a wooden floor in my garage. the garage is attached to the side of the house.
As for fitting flooring joists, what would the experts out there recommend I do. Do i retro fit joist hangers into the brick work or instal a timber wall plate for the joists to sit on.
the reason for fitting the floor is that I have a tandem garage with a 14" difference in height between front and back and converting into gym/ utility room. Head room is not an issue (nearly 10 feet).
2 Answers from MyBuilder Carpenters & Joiners
I would fit a wall plate and fix joists with joist hangers. Also support the middle of the span with a vented block work wall. This will stiffen up the floor especially if your using it as a gym.
Answered 21st Nov 2012
Huntingdon • Member since 31 Oct 2008 • 117 jobs, 100% positive feedback
i would fit a suspended ground floor honey comb walls and joists sitting on them would need to fit air vents low level to
Answered 18th Nov 2012
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