Loft Floor Strengthening
Posted 01 April 2016 - 02:18 PM
I've just bought a 1930's semi. The loft space (accessed by a fold down ladder onto the landing) is not boarded out but I wanted to use it for storage. At the moment there are just the ceiling joists up there which are clearly not capable of supporting much weight.
If I had the floor strengthened would it need any building regs/ inspection? Would they suspect I wanted to use the room for other purposes? Bearing in mind I have just had a re-roof and Velux installed. I was also thinking of insulating under the roof tiles and boarding out with cupboards into the eaves for neat secure temperate storage.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 01 April 2016 - 06:59 PM
Posted 01 April 2016 - 07:35 PM
Edited by joiner, 01 April 2016 - 08:41 PM.
"velux" for "velum"
Posted 01 April 2016 - 10:44 PM
Posted 02 April 2016 - 03:11 PM
Posted 04 April 2016 - 06:55 AM
I didn't want to go to the expense of a full conversion because we have a lot of other projects in the house.
I'm just very reluctant to put anything else up there until the floor is strengthened