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Loft Suitability for Storage Purposes With 3 x 2 Joists at 16 Inch Centres

Postby phatrat » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:12 pm


Thinking of boarding out a loft so it can be used for storage purposes (1930's, Semi Detached, UK) . However I am concerned that it may not be suitable.

The joists are 3 x 2 at 16"centres. Spanning approx 4m.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby DIYDoctor1 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:14 am

Hi Phatrat,
There are a couple of pages that we have to help you here. Have a quick look over this project to give you an idea of what's involved:

There are a few more projects here: ... ersion.htm

We also recommend a fantastic product that means that you can add the recommended amount of insulation and still be able to use the space for storage: ... orage.html

I hope that helps!
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Postby michaelbailey » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:29 pm

3x2 are not joists for a 4m spsn
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Postby michaelbailey » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:59 am

220x50mm are the sizes @ either 600 or 400mm centres these are sufficient for all uses and approved going to do this work you'll regret not doing it initially
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