I want to divide my large roof space (triangular cross-section 4m high at highest point) into 2 bedrooms by timber partition walls. Currently the roof insulation is exposed and I can see the roof joints (to which of course I will be fixing the head plate of my future partitions).
Should I build the partition walls before "closing the roof" (will be using timber cladding for the roof) or should I do the roof first meaning that the cladding will between the head-plate and the joist ?
I'm going to need to pass electricity cables through the studs of the partition wall so it seems to me more practical to build the walls before doing the roof cladding. The power cables are in position already behind the roof joists and thus currently easliy accessed.
Ideally I want to do the cladding now so that the roof space is usable in the short term but say in 2 years divide the space into 2 rooms. Any advice on the pros and cons of the two approaches would be gratefully received.