After looking at various pieces of information I have finally decided I need to post something.
I am insulating my loft. Not a giant loft and I have no intension of converting it to anything other than storage space. The only thing is, before I board it I need to lay the insulation (roll). Now this is easy enough, but the 'Purlin' (I learnt that word recently ) seems to be in the way of insulating up to the eaves. There is a gap of around 3 feet from the eves to the purlin board. Yes, I said board..!!
Now, I'm not overly up on loft construction and what I have read is that purlins are the vertical beams coming from the roof to the joists. However, I seem to have a massive 4" thick piece of wood running the length of the loft stopping me from insulating behind it. I can't even get behind it. As the joists continue behind it there are also some intermediate battens, so if I were to push some insulation through under it would stop way before it reached the eaves (I know to leave a gap by the eaves).
Pics show the big board which runs from all to wall, the intermediate battens behind the purlin (which I photgraphed by putting my hand through the gap, sorry about the spider :shock: !) and an image I made up (to scale) with dims of the joists etc.
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