I'm having a supporting wall between two rooms knocked down.
How do I 'fill' the gap between the floorboards in each room where the wall
used to be?
I want to 'fill' with floorboards as I plan to sand them down and varnish.
The joists run in the same direction as the (ex) wall.
A brick wall will have a foundation of some sort below it, so you really
need to clear the wall right down to that to make the floor good above it.
The brick wall should be just over the width of a modern floor board, so you
shouldn't have much trouble in replacing the one and a tiny bit once the
wall is gone.
I say that the footing support for a brick wall should be cleared well away
from the floor to allow ventilation through the floor once it's complete and
patch. But you will also need to keep at least the first row of brick work
that holds the joists in place on the footing of course.
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