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Old 06-01-2018, 11:34 AM   #11
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Thicker insulation is the reason why loft floor legs were developed to rails flooring above the insulation. You lose headspace though but ideal for creating a storage platform.
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i find it incredible, that you are barred from using your own loft. I would be talking to British gas, if it were mine. john
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i find it incredible, that you are barred from using your own loft. I would be talking to British gas, if it were mine. john
I suspect that what they meant was “don’t put anything on top to squash the insulation” - but it probably got lost in translation.
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My daughter and husband recently bought a new house and the builder told them not to use to loft space I asked her why they said that but she didn’t know. I suspect that it’s because the loft structure these days isn’t what it used to be
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The roof slope is too low to use it for a layout (I'm 6'6" tall and not agile). The advice was received and not questioned. I doubt I could find the original installers details as it was some years ago. I think the reasoning went along the lines that the insulation level is above the joists so you'd be reducing the insulation thickness if you attached floorboards directly to them. I'm not 'good with my hands' so the advice wasn't a problem as I'd not be going up often or be able to get at things more than an arms length away. Only very old carpets were up there beforehand which ended up at the tip with the help of friends who emptied the loft and the local council who collected them. At the time they collected for free
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Thicker insulation is the reason why loft floor legs were developed to rails flooring above the insulation. You lose headspace though but ideal for creating a storage platform.
This is one of the jobs for 2018 - improve loft insulation and fit loft legs - they allow 270mm of insulation to be installed, and then a storage floor fitted above. It must be made clear that when fitting loft legs you are only able to fit a storage floor, you can't put down a carpet and build your railway or whatever in your loft. There are a number of YouTube videos about installation.

Back on track, I keep all my boxes, and most if not all are in pristine condition, always use a ruler or something similar to open boxes - stops them being torn.

I find the older style couplings a bit of a pain, some can only be changed with serious chopping.
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I find the older style couplings a bit of a pain, some can only be changed with serious chopping.
The ones I have seem to be part of the metal moulding for the chassis made of metal. The have a small gap with the hook section and the curved bit fixed in by what looks like a rivet of some kind.

I don't think they would convert very easily!
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