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    Following on from my loft insulation project http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=144509

    It clearly states in the instructions that the insulation must be 'fluffed' out to gain maximum thermal insulation.

    It states that it must not be crushed or squashed down as this reduces thermal insulation significantly. In fact its recommended you have at least 270mm (10.5 inches) ideally.

    So if its not supposed to be crushed, what do people do if you want to board out the loft? for storage or another room?

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    one would have to increase the size of the roof joists ,

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    What soulman said

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    if you want to board a loft or make an extra bedroom and flattening the fluffiness of you insulation roll , drastically reduces thermal insulation ,

    ( i'm not 100 % technichally sure ) ,,, but isn't there something with a shiny silver lining to put in you walls , under tiles or floor that helps .

    Maybe the shiny silverness reflects heat or helps retain heat or something ,

    it's just a distant memory , so i appologise if i'm wrong .

    Good luck with your project .

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    A matter of choice, do you want to save money on your heating or board the loft? Personally I have always boarded the loft just to make storing junk so much easier. Couldn't be bothered to increase the size of the roof joists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    one would have to increase the size of the roof joists ,
    Good idea if it's for storage ,

    but would lose head hight in a bedroom in the loft , unless you get dorma windows added .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalcGSI View Post
    A matter of choice, do you want to save money on your heating or board the loft? Personally I have always boarded the loft just to make storing junk so much easier. Couldn't be bothered to increase the size of the roof joists.

    BUt isn't boarding the loft , just like adding another layer of resistance to keep losing the heat from the house ,

    it can only help , even if just a little .

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    Get some 4x2 then lay across joists to extend the space for. Insulation then board on top ,if you wana do it proper then remove top layer of insulation and lay new joists opisit way from old staggered 600mm apart then relay second layer in between new joists then board ,oh aye few dwangs in between new joists for strengh ,hth

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalcGSI View Post
    A matter of choice, do you want to save money on your heating or board the loft? Personally I have always boarded the loft just to make storing junk so much easier. Couldn't be bothered to increase the size of the roof joists.
    I just throw my junk out.. or sell it. No point storing stuff I dont want or need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s31num View Post
    Get some 4x2 then lay across joists to extend the space for. Insulation then board on top ,if you wana do it proper then remove top layer of insulation and lay new joists opisit way from old staggered 600mm apart then relay second layer in between new joists then board ,oh aye few dwangs in between new joists for strengh ,hth
    Thats the answer then Thanks

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