Bouncy floors and notched joists

Bouncy floors can be a problem in older houses. Over the lifetime of a building, the services such as plumbing and electrics can be replaced a number of times.  If the positioning of notches and holes is not controlled then you can end up with quite bouncy floors, as was the case with this one.

These notches (top and bottom of the joist) were at the mid span. This had significantly reduced the load capacity and led to all the furniture wobbling when you walked through the room.

Joist notch bouncy floor
Joist notched top and bottom

Raising the roof with timber and plywood trusses

Extensive alterations are being carried out to this bungalow in Stroud by removing the original roof and forming a new roof that will allow additional rooms.  Due to the configuration of stairs and windows, there was no room for standard attic trusses so all of the new trusses are formed on site with timber and plywood glued and screwed together.

Architect: Design Farm Architects

Contractor: James Bowers Building Company

New roof
New roof
Roof Structure
New roof structure
Roof Alterations
Raising the roof