Temporary floor

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by geraldthehamster, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. 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.

    geraldthehamster, Nov 19, 2007
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  2. geraldthehamster

    dom Guest

    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
    dom, Nov 19, 2007
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  3. geraldthehamster

    Andy Dee Guest

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

    Andy Dee, Nov 19, 2007
  4. 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...

    geraldthehamster, Nov 19, 2007
  5. 18mm chipboard then.
    The Natural Philosopher, Nov 19, 2007
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