Re: Re: attic conversion to storage with fixed staircase and fak
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Thank you for response, the house in not a protected structure.
It is going to be 3-4 days long project in terms of work hours. The conversion to storage, therefore I believe most of the points from the leaflet are redundant.
I made a number of inquiries with Dublin based builders, contractors, as to whether one can issue me with engineers certificate such as that the structure of roof will be secure after on joist will be cut to allow to fit staircase.
So far I haven’t have any luck with getting confirmation that such certificate will be issued. Everyone is telling that I don’t need any certificate or that I need steel beams (RSJ’s or similar).
Is it possible to reinforce the current joist with the correct structural grade timber and then cut the existing joist, fit staircase and then issue with certificate signed of by engineer?
Any suggestions welcome as this is difficult field to deal with contractors which are pushing to get job done but not promising to issue paperwork that job will be secure in years time.