how to choose a floor structure homebuilding and renovating suspended concrete flooring systems were originally developed as a means of overcoming ground problems such s also important that hardcore is specified as clean old demolition rubble containing lumps of plaster and wood can hold moisture or start to rot. the decision of what floor you will build needs to be made early on in
sub floor ventilation - simplifydiy - diy and home sub-floor ventilation. many traditional properties are built with a suspended wooden floor which sits above a void air space between the perimeter walls and ground.if this space is not ventilated, the air in it becomes stagnant and humid, and the moisture within it begins to condense on the brickwork and flooring.
how to build a raised wood floor hunker this plan assumes the new raised floor will be open to the lower part of the room on one side, as it really wouldn't make sense to do it in a closed room with just a doorway leading in. it also assumes the room has been stripped of all floor coverings, trim and other obstructions, and that the floor you're building on top of is level.
building regulations: flooring extensions planning portal suspended concrete floor. this construction is similar to the timber floor above, but uses either pre-cast concrete planks or small pre-cast concrete beams with concrete blocks laid between the beams. they can normally span greater distances than timber joists. ventilation is required in the same way as a suspended timber floor.
repairing and caring for old timber floors homebuilding excessively springy floors. in most suspended timber floors a small amount of spring is normally apparent, particularly in upstairs rooms. however, excessive springiness for example where nearby furniture and ornaments vibrate as you walk past can be indicative of more serious underlying problems, and there can be many a cause too.
floor construction concrete or timber floor? floor construction concrete or timber floor? there are 2 types of floor construction used in construction today; these can be classed as either suspended or solid. solid floors are a lot more substantial and require the ground to be made up in layers of ground sub base, sand, compacted hard core, damp proof membrane, insulation and concrete.
ground floors - ground and upper floors - carpentry and joinery suspended ground floors introduction. suspended ground floors are also called hollow ground floors. a disadvantage of suspended timber floors used to be the decay caused by damp penetration. modern construction methods ensure that the floor remains damp free and stable. this is achieved by: good ventilation - to provide circulation of air
suspended floors vs solid floors - thegreenage there are two basic ways to make the floors of a building. you can either have a concrete base or a suspended floor, usually made out of timber. there are various pros and cons to these types of floor, some of which impact on the energy efficiency of the building and how you go about insulating them.
suspended timber floor and how to build a floating hollow suspended timber floor how to build a floating or hollow timber floor. building and understanding a suspended or hollow timber floor. we explain how hollow or suspended floors are made and what the key building regulations that affect them are. these are engineered wooden joists which have been designed to be much stronger for their
concrete slab or a timber-joisted floor which is best concrete slab or a timber-joisted floor which is best? and economical way to build. suspended concrete slabs, on the other hand, need strong walls to hold them up adding a first floor concrete slab to your existing single-storey house wont be possible if your downstairs walls are all timber stud
building suspended floor screwfix community forum building suspended floor. discussion in 'builders' talk' started by nick h, nov 4, 2005. page 1 of 2 1 2 next > nick h new member. i want to build an internal suspended wooden floor in my kitchen. i had to dig up existing concrete slab to retain floor levels . it will be supported on joist hangers.
floors and flooring - sans10400-building regulations south wooden floors may be laid on concrete or they may be suspended above the ground. traditionally wooden floors were suspended, but today there are many timber products that are manufactured so that they can be laid onto a smooth level screeded concrete surface or even simply glued to the dry screed.
constructing a suspended floor to building regs - youtube constructing a suspended floor to building regs cjr electrical. building the suspended floor insulating and restoring a suspended wooden floor. part 2 of 3 - duration:
suspended slab subfloor build what is a suspended slab? suspended slabs are above-ground level slabs which are not directly in contact with the earth. they are commonly used to create floors for the upper storeys of houses, but can also be sat on top of pre-constructed walls to form a ground floor.
concrete floors and replacing a timber floor with concrete if your ground floor timber floors have become infested with insect damage or dry rot you might choose to replace them with concrete floors. however laying a concrete floor to replace your timber floors may not be the end of your troubles if you dont take care to treat the problem before you lay a concrete slab for your new floor.
concrete vs timber floors - btlproperty uk concrete vs timber floors. there are 2 types of floor construction used in the building industry today; these can be classed as either suspended or solid. solid floors are a lot more substantial and require the ground to be made up in layers of ground sub base, sand, compacted hard core, damp proof membrane, insulation and concrete.
framing a wood garage floor? - framing - contractor talk has anyone ever framed a garage floor out of wood floor joists and plywood? the span will be approx. 14' from wall to wall. 2x12 12'center, double layer of 3/4' ply enough? the building was a workshop built in the early 40's, it had rough sawn plank floors. went in ok. next summer was another story.
floor detail dings - building regulations 4 plans detail ding for building regulations submissions. details for timber suspended floors, solid floors, block and beam floors etc home. home. specifications. compile a building regulations specification with our web apps as well as the small selection of floor detail dings shown here, many of the building notes have a related
moisture prevention starts with effective sub-floor the building regulations approved document c states suspended timber floors and suspended concrete floors including block and beam have a provision for ventilation on two opposing external walls of not less than 1500mm² per metre run of external wall or 500mm² per metre² of floor area, whichever works out to give the greater amount of
floor construction - home building answers floor construction. the floor is the next step in our structural ladder footing, foundation, floor, walls, ceiling, roof .the floor will either be wood or a concrete slab.. wood floor construction the first floor is supported by the foundation. the second floor in a two story home rests on the first floor walls and other supporting structures headers and beams .
floor insulation: how to insulate floors in old homes floors are constructed in two ways, either suspended or solid. suspended timber floors consist of floorboards nailed to joists, often carried on sleeper walls of brick. it is important that the underside of a suspended floor is ventilated to avoid the build up of moisture.