The elevation of a house has the advantage of avoiding a move and keep the original frame of his house. You can easily create additional space for a home theater, a loft or a small room for your relaxation. Here are the steps to add another floor to your home.
What supplies are needed?
– Cinderblock – insulation – plaster – filter – laser level – many other tools
1. Administrative procedures
Before beginning your project, learn about the local urbanization plan (PLU) in your area to determine the maximum level must not be crossed when raising. If you are in the standards, you must then make a statement of work for a new surface exceeding 20 sqm. Beyond this limit, it is a building permit that is required.
2. Remove the existing roof
You will proceed exactly as if you installed a wall. Consider the type of development for the number of blocks to hold ranks. The vertical and horizontal wall ties are essential to a solid structure. Allow the surface to the required insulation to put thereafter.
3. Perform masonry work to enlarge the house
Here you will proceed exactly as if you installed a wall. Consider the type of development for the number of blocks to hold ranks. The vertical and horizontal wall ties are essential to a solid structure. Allow the surface to the required insulation to put thereafter.
4. Carry the wooden floor
Realize the wooden floor
When the masonry has dried, you can arrange the material structure and coverage. To avoid waiting too long at this stage, ideally choose the summer for work. Drying will go faster. Place the panels horizontally relative to the joists to make the floor. In order to strengthen the whole, you can use nails or screws.
5. Implement the false ceiling
The simplest technique is the use of a false plaster ceiling. With a laser level, you’ll save time. Of drilling screws are suitable for attaching drywall. Here is an article to know the pitfalls to avoid (see first link at the bottom of the page) in order to place a false ceiling.
6. Place insulation
At this stage, you must be careful to provide access points to the water and electricity. Know that you must develop a discharge channel if you need to use water in the new floor. As you see, these are jobs that can be demanding. So if you tend to limited knowledge to Sunday DIY, call a professional!