I need to lay some boarding down in my loft an area of about 2 x 3m ideally, just for storage of the usual suspects, Christmas trees, old toys, clothes and suitcases. You know the stuff !
Although capable of doing the work I'm not really sure what I need to do. If I explain the current set-up could someone please be kind enough to suggest the next steps. It doesn't need to be ultra smart, just quick and cheap ideally.
Ok so at the moment there are a load of small rafters (3x2?) which are approx 1ft apart. Over the top of these are number of larger 4x2 rafters. These rafters combined give a decent height for the newly laid insulation.
The span between the larger "top" rafters is 1.7m. I want to lay flooring across the top of these rafters but clearly I cannot span 1.7m. What should I do ? Should I lay more 4x2 rafters in between the existing ones to reduce the span to 60cms ?
And one really daft question, how would I fix new rafters across the top of the existing ones, do they just sit there, do they have brackets or do they just have a nail through them
As you can tell, I'm flundering a bit, so help appreciated.