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just been up in the attic of our new home to see about storage. the whole attic is covered with insulation, nothing to actually put our boxes on. is it just a case of throwing some wooden bo… Read More
Yuzo Avatar
6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
just been up in the attic of our new home to see about storage.

the whole attic is covered with insulation, nothing to actually put our boxes on.

is it just a case of throwing some wooden boards over the insulation then putting the items onto the boards?
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Yes, basically. I found Wickes were the cheapest recently 3 packs for £10 I think.
#2
Just be careful of the electrical wires as they cross the rafters when screwing down the boards.
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The recommended thickness for insulation is actually larger than the height of most floor joists, so a better job would be increase the height of the joists by screwing on additional timber, before laying boards

A lot of faff, but this keeps the insulation working at it's best
banned#4
wbmkk
The recommended thickness for insulation is actually larger than the height of most floor joists, so a better job would be increase the height of the joists by screwing on additional timber, before laying boards

A lot of faff, but this keeps the insulation working at it's best


I just squashed mine down, I know it says not to but what the hell :p
#5
What were you expecting to see OP?
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qwerta369
What were you expecting to see OP?


treasure, a dead body, a wasps nest these are all the things I've found in past attic spaces.
#7
lumoruk
qwerta369
What were you expecting to see OP?


treasure, a dead body, a wasps nest these are all the things I've found in past attic spaces.


You found a body in the attic...! oO
I hope it was not a human body....
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rsethi
lumoruk
qwerta369
What were you expecting to see OP?


treasure, a dead body, a wasps nest these are all the things I've found in past attic spaces.


You found a body in the attic...! oO
I hope it was not a human body....


it was JFKs.
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qwerta369
What were you expecting to see OP?


my attics in the past have already been boarded up, with walk spaces.

just asking if its a case of boarding over the insulation.
#10
wbmkk
The recommended thickness for insulation is actually larger than the height of most floor joists, so a better job would be increase the height of the joists by screwing on additional timber, before laying boards

A lot of faff, but this keeps the insulation working at it's best


Good advice, if insulation is squashed down, then it loses it's insulation properties.
#11
thanks for your replies,

uh oh, extending the height of the joists seems like a big job.

Edited By: Yuzo on Jan 07, 2011 12:56
suspended#12
I was also going to get a load of board and screw them down in the attic, problem is... This is not really supposed to support weight is it???? Or can it???
banned#13
Chiptivo
I was also going to get a load of board and screw them down in the attic, problem is... This is not really supposed to support weight is it???? Or can it???


Depends what type of board, if it's the loft panels at wickes then yes you can

£5.85 for 3

http://www.wickes.co.uk/content/ebiz/wickes/invt/116420/Loft-Panels_large.jpg
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lumoruk
Chiptivo
I was also going to get a load of board and screw them down in the attic, problem is... This is not really supposed to support weight is it???? Or can it???


Depends what type of board, if it's the loft panels at wickes then yes you can

£5.85 for 3

http://www.wickes.co.uk/content/ebiz/wickes/invt/116420/Loft-Panels_large.jpg



Yes, but will this support weight. i.e walking across the ceiling thin beams???

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