Temporary floor


G

geraldthehamster

Having installed appropriate joists in the 30 sq m half of my first
floor that didn't have them, I now want to put down a temporary floor
on which I - and the joiner who will build my dormers - can work, to
complete this part of my renovation. I want to lay loft board or
similar, to avoid dirtying and damaging the pitch pine floorboards
that I have stacked in the garage, that will be the finished floor.
Does anyone have an opinion on the cheapest way to create such a
temporary floor, that will be strong enough? The joists span 3.5m to
each side of a dividing wall, and are at 400mm (ish) centres.

Regards
Richard
 
D

dom

Few sheets of the cheapest 18mm board at your timber merchants
(probably spruce ply or OSB/stirling board both around £20/sheet). You
probably only need to sheet the walkways and main work areas, not
every inch - and you'll find plenty of re-uses for a few odd sheets
later.
 
A

Andy Dee

geraldthehamster said:
Having installed appropriate joists in the 30 sq m half of my first
floor that didn't have them, I now want to put down a temporary floor
on which I - and the joiner who will build my dormers - can work, to
complete this part of my renovation. I want to lay loft board or
similar, to avoid dirtying and damaging the pitch pine floorboards
that I have stacked in the garage, that will be the finished floor.
Does anyone have an opinion on the cheapest way to create such a
temporary floor, that will be strong enough? The joists span 3.5m to
each side of a dividing wall, and are at 400mm (ish) centres.

Regards
Richard
Put your pine floor down and cover with hardboard.
Tape the joints.

Andy.
 
G

geraldthehamster

Few sheets of the cheapest 18mm board at your timber merchants
(probably spruce ply or OSB/stirling board both around £20/sheet). You
probably only need to sheet the walkways and main work areas, not
every inch - and you'll find plenty of re-uses for a few odd sheets
later.
Thanks - I don't call 20 quid a sheet cheap though. I'm interested in
cheap cheap ;-)

I can re-use some of the flooring (loft boards) that I took up, but
some of it is a bit precarious...

Regards
Richard
 
T

The Natural Philosopher

geraldthehamster said:
Thanks - I don't call 20 quid a sheet cheap though. I'm interested in
cheap cheap ;-)
18mm chipboard then.
 

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