Whilst waiting for floors to dry, Steve's guys have been helping us out with the ever expanding to do list! On a recent walk around the property, we noticed that the floor of the master bedroom had a bit of a wobble to it. On further inspection we found there to be a 2" gap below the skirting board - eek! Because we are intending on putting an en-suite in here, we thought it might be prudent to look at supporting this some more. We made a quick call to Dave, who advised us that it was because the original floor joists had been positioned the wrong way and so would need two RSJ's to support the span and prevent any further deterioration. A few calculated drawings later and the guys were in and up with the new beams in no time.
Chopping into the wall to accommodate the steels:
Steels lifted into position (by hand!?)
noggings put in place along the length of the steel, ready for the plasterboard and coving:
Once covered, these will look like they've always been there. We can also be at peace every time we're using the bathroom above, we won't be falling in on the room below - phew!