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by ss002d6252
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Is Cutting Joists to Extend Loft Hatch Extension Feasible?
Replies: 2
Views: 3341

Re: Is Cutting Joists to Extend Loft Hatch Extension Feasible?

you cant just cut it out, without supporting the joist otherwise its making it structurally unsound. you will need to support it using joist hangers, and fitting a trimmer joist. its best if you get someone in to do it for you Thanks I've got no problem with being able to actually cut and insert th...
by ss002d6252
Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Looking at Extending Loft Hatch are Plans Feasible
Replies: 2
Views: 2488

Re: Looking at Extending Loft Hatch are Plans Feasible

Thanks. you can use 4x2 or 6x2 + joist hangers Does that that the particular joist I need to cut goes directly under the middle of the upright post make a difference ? Pictures of the attic are here - https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/forums/is-cutting-joists-to-extend-loft-hatch-extension-feasible-t4046...
by ss002d6252
Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Is Cutting Joists to Extend Loft Hatch Extension Feasible?
Replies: 2
Views: 3341

Is Cutting Joists to Extend Loft Hatch Extension Feasible?

The loft hatch I have the moment is just between 2 joists (all 5" x 2") and ideally I need to extend it across to the next joist. Is it it feasible to cut this joist The joist which will need be cut is the middle joist in the attic ( I can't cut the joist the other way as it has pipework o...
by ss002d6252
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Looking at Extending Loft Hatch are Plans Feasible
Replies: 2
Views: 2488

Looking at Extending Loft Hatch are Plans Feasible

I'm currently looking at extending the loft hatch and want to know if this is feasible. Any help appreciated. Currently: before.JPG If I was to use 2 x 5" by 1" side by side instead of 5"x2" would this work for the frame ?. If not I can get 5" x 2" but it's not as easy ...
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