Advice on extending flooring under stairs for new toilet

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Mobnob2, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Mobnob2

    Mobnob2 New Member


    I am looking for some advice to floor the cupboard/storage under my staircase.

    We are going to put a toilet in but just wanted to know best way to floor across.

    I have pictures to help understand the situation.

    The electrics will have a stud wall in front and toilet will back up against it.

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  2. Shytot

    Shytot Member

    Hello , don’t really understand your problem. It’s it because the wires are in the way of your supporting joist ?
  3. nigel willson

    nigel willson Well-Known Member

    What are you doing about 1. The DNOs electrical equipment 2. Your electrical equipment. Both have to be accessible. Over to you
  4. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Well-Known Member

    I think you need to rethink this. Even if you have an access above, you can't have it so you climb over a toilet to access. Technically a new toilet is going to need building control sign-off, and that idea won't.

    looking at your photo it seems all cabling comes in from the same side, so I would think about moving the incomer and CU in that direction and installing at high level in an accessible cabinet - then you could put your toilet in (with an extractor don't forget). Its going to cost £££ to shift, but IMO the only permissible solution.

    The floor BTW is easy - couple of wall plates, joist hangers, chip floor, job jobbied.

    edit - just thought - if you close off the triangular space with a stud wall, possibly you could put a new door into the triangular space from outside to give access. - what do others think of this?
  5. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Messy electrician been working on that CU and leaving all his clipping on floor :confused:

    Yeah it’s gonna be covered up but why leave your s hit in someone’s else’s house ?

    Empty box, carrier bag, bucket as you work and just chuck all the rubbish in that / or dustpan and brush to finish

    Maybe my ocd but anyway :)

    Bigger issues in that ‘room’ !

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