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    Replace Floor Joists


    We have a living room that is 13'8"x9'9" with floor joists that attach to the neighbouring house, so that when the neighbours children are jumping around we can feel the vibration in our living room. Is it possible to remove and replace the joists so that they run the opposite way and if so how much is this likely to cost approximately? Thanks

    Asked by Zoe on 5th Aug 2021
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    CBS Builders

    "It all depends on the loading walls and if you can put in steel joist hangers in the outer walls."

    Answered on 6th Aug 2021 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    Ceni Builders LTD

    "Yes, you can replace joists, you would first need an inspection."

    Answered on 22nd Apr 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Sebastian Pop

    "you can double up your joists from your house to your neighbours house to reduce the vibration"

    Answered on 1st Sep 2021 - Member since Sep 2018 - report
    Perfect Construction

    "What an unusual arrangement between two dwellings but sharing the same joist!

    To be honest, if what you are saying is true then you could technically keep all the joists in place but cut your joist, freeing them and then re-hang them on a new timber plate across the whole length of the wall!

    If the room was empty and without any floor coverings then the time to complete this work, as long as the existing floorboards are straight forwards to put back down; then you are looking at a 2-day job but excluding organising the work: collecting the material and disposing of the waste material!"

    Answered on 18th Nov 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report

    "This depends on the room size, if it's over 3 metres then you looking at easy joists to go the other way, or doubling up on joists and bolting them together or screwing them, to about 3.4 metres after that you may need to speak with a structural engineer, we have just done one project that cost the customer £800 for labour and we were able to salvage most of the joist from the old floor."

    Answered on 8th Oct 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Go elec ltd


    Need photos to determine inquiry, in principle yes this can be done, however, I don't understanding neighbours property connection."

    Answered on 5th Aug 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    Mak Design and Build ltd

    "This is possible and should take around a week all depending on what you find once the floor has been removed."

    Answered on 21st Sep 2021 - Member since Sep 2021 - report

    "Will need a building surveyor for a yes or no, price comes after the surveyor."

    Answered on 11th Oct 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report

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