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accepted Should I hire a structural engineer or an architect?
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accepted How can I damp proof this wall?
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comment How can I damp proof this wall?
+1 Indeed this is exactly what is required. Just had the plasterer round and he has a cement render that acts as a vapour barrier.
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comment Should I hire a structural engineer or an architect?
+1 Thanks for the reply. I'm guessing the job role doesn't differ too much across the pond. I'll be ringing local firms tomorrow.
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comment How do I fit a joist in this small space?
I've decided to take this approach in conjunction with sistering a small section of joist in parallel with the main beam in order to get more material on the brickwork - all bolted together.
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comment How do I fit a joist in this small space?
That's not a bad idea, I need to confirm the dimensions of my rafters and get back to you. With the minimum distance you've specified, I don't know how many bolts I can get in. I'm fairly certain that if I place the bolt in the centre of the rafter it will be with 2" from both edges already :-(
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comment How do I fit a joist in this small space?
@DA01 Yeah I was thinking about fabrication, in that case as you say I'd need someone to run the numbers for me.
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comment Floor joists connection to eaves
thanks for collating the comments into an answer. It, like many jobs around the house, is currently on the backburner while I make progress on other things.
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comment Floor joists connection to eaves
@Mike indeed that is hopefully what I'm gunning for. I will be connecting the joists to the rafters, as you say - is bolting them with some washer plates is the way to go there?
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comment Floor joists connection to eaves
@Mike thanks, I'll be able to figure out how much material needs removing soon (hopefully tonight if I can get girlfriend approval for the mess I need to make) If not much is removed, I won't concern myself further with it. If I end up needing to chop a lot off, I'll be back here with another question :-)