I have a 1924 800 square foot house. The attic is 7' high with rafters. I am curious if I could put in a second floor. Would that be to code? It's in Alberta.
We need more information. Do you want to build a room inside the attic or add a total floor? Depending on what you are considering, I would suggest that you contact a structural engineer or, at the very least, a building inspector and ask the basic questions. It comes down to foundation type, wall strength, and more.
I agree with Mark from Solution Repairs and Maintenance. Anything can be done, as long as you plan and prepare as much as possible for any scenario. The best course of action is to have an engineer assess the home and submit a structural design. It is difficult to assess the potential and viability of such an undertaking until that has been completed.
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