Sub-floor structure components,

courtesy of Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Images showing components that form a sub-floor structure. Helping non-builders gain a better understanding of how timber framed houses are supported and structured.

Sub-floor structure components


Typical sub-floor construction of a high-set timber house in the Ferny Hills area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane.

Sub-floor structure components

Sub-floor (split level):

Split level section a sub-floor structure.

The sub-floor area of this house was suitable for use as storage or workshop area only, but not suitable for use as a habitable area, such as living, rumpus or bedrooms.

Sub-floor structure components,

Important note: 

The majority of home buyers do not realise that Ceiling heights are not the only requirement of a sub-floor area needed to conform with Council requirements for use as habitable areas.

This is only one requirement of a number to conform with building code for habitable areas.

Related information:

Also look at my posts, roof structure components and building terminology.

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