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This component is placed between the wallplate and honeycomb sleeper walls in a suspended GROUND floor. DPC
This component is placed on top of a DPC and the honeycomb sleeper walls in a suspended GROUND floor. Wall plate
The two main problems with ‘built in’ joists Damp and sound transmission
The traditional method of forming joints between joists. Tusk mortise and tenon joint
The term used to describe the timber noggins which are the same depth as the joists, are cut to fit tightly between each joist and skew-nailed in place. A disadvantage of this method is that it tends to loosen when the joists shrink. Solid bridging or strutting
The term used to describe timber battens (usually 50 × 25 mm) cut to fit diagonally between the joists. A small saw cut is put into the ends of the battens before nailing to avoid the battens splitting. This will remain tight even after joist shrinkage. Herringbone (timber) strutting
This method of strutting is quick to install as there is no cutting required. The disadvantage for this method is that the strut size must match the depth and spacing of the joists. Herringbone (steel) strutting
This form of joist is considered quite environmentally friendly as it uses small sections glued together to build up to the depth of joist Gluelam (laminated) joists
This form of joist is also considered quite environmently friendly. They are extremely light and use 12mm stirling board (OSB) to form the main upright section and a plywood section at the top and bottom of the joist i type joists
The bow often found in solid timber joists Camber
This is applied to the ends of joists if they are built into a wall Timber preserve
An opening through a wall to the void below a suspended timber floor. This provides necessary ventilation in order to minimse the possibility of timber decay Air brick
A type of nail used to secure floor boards. Lost haed
A wall within the void below a suspended timber floor (GROUND FLOOR ONLY). This wall provides intermediate support for the ground floor joists. The wall is often referred to as a ‘honeycomb’ wall, because large gaps. Sleeper wall
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