The trouble with floor joists is that there are always lots of them. It’s nobody’s fault but if you didn’t pack them in tightly together, you would no doubt end up on the ground floor rather than the first floor.
As timber framers, we have the option of dropping them in from above into a simple “housing” or cutting a “soffit tenon” which inserts into the floor beam. This is altogether a trickier option as you have to spread the beams to be able to locate both tenons – fine for one joist, but when you have a run of 15 …..
Either way it’s time to turn up the music in the workshop and get back to the production line!
If you're considering an oak framed building (or larch, or douglas fir), let's talk. We'll gladly put together an outline quote (completely free, with no strings attached). And we need very little information from you to do so.
Equally, we're always here, at the end of the phone, to talk through your ideas.