Looking in places like an a airing cupbaord may do the trick.
Or removing a lighting ceiling rose in the ceiling below and seeing
which way the grain goes in the hole in the wood that the wires come
through or beside.. the wires often have enough slack to pull the rose
down enough to look, without disconnecting anything.
Usual caveat about switching the mains off applies..
Brilliant advice Cic. I have worked in many house where the layout of the
joists change directions in different rooms. My original idea was to say the
upstairs joists usually run parallel to the gable end.
On Mon, 12 Nov 2007 19:41:43 +0000, ARWadsworth wrote:
=================================I suppose there are some general rules about joist layout. In a semi it
seems obvious that ground floor suspended floors should have joists
running back to front so that most of the air bricks can be at front and
back. On first floors it seems that it might depend on downstairs openings
- windows and doors. There will be more support for the joists if they're
mounted in solid walls where there are no possible weak spots such as
lintels in the brickwork below.
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Just to be pedantic, my joists run parallel with the windows - thus the
boards run at 90 degrees to this :-)
To the OP, if the house is a semi-detached, then the odds are that the
joists are going to run parallel with the party wall.
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