I have a solid wall full width rear extension and am looking to add a half width second story. The existing extension has a flat roof and solid brick walls. The current extension houses a kitchen which I would prefer not to interfere with as it's fairly nice. I can internally insulate during renovation in the future so do not want to knock this down.
The wall is ~215mm masonry with a render on the outside.
Should I build a cavity wall above this for the new second floor extension?
How do I overcome the wall width being larger than the wall below?
- 215mm Solid Brick
Example thin cavity with internal insulation:
- Brick 102mm
- Cavity 50mm
- Concrete block 100mm
- Internal insulation to meet building reg 0.28 u value
In the above example aligning the render means concrete wall is 63mm above the wall and 37mm overhang is this an issue?
Is timber frame an option?
What about SIPs?