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Loft Issue - looking for a quick fix!

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by Hubble, 16 Sep 2006.

  1. Hubble

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    Hi all, What a great site - Iv just spent my first hour on it and learnt loads! :)

    Id be really grateful if someone could advise me on my problem.. Iv just boarded my loft in my new house which has a slate roof (nothing underneath) and straight away everything got covered in dust from the slate.. Iv read other posts that suggest brown paper (to catch slate dust and be able to spot leaks :eek: ) and also not insulating in any way(as who wants to insulate the attic roof when they should be insulating ceilings of top floor :idea: ) All new to me but makes sense!!

    Is brown paper (any type in particular and how do i attach it?) the way forward or how about some chip board or ply!? Or some sort of poly plastic covering? I just want to store boxes and clothes up there. Looking for something quick and cheap. Thanks in advance..

    Kind regards

    Nat
     
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    It is what ever you want really,if it is purely for preventing dust and you are not to worried about what it looks like go for "brown" building paper ,and staple it to the underside of the rafters.It has to be easier getting a roll of that into the loft than sheet material and cheaper
     
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    Thanks Splinter.. I will go with the brown paper! Cheers Nat
     
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    The better stuff (from builders merchants) is called "Grade A" builders paper and has a black layer in the middle to make it resistant to damp. It is also a bit stronger than "parcel" paper.
     
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    Is it the same as the building paper I mentioned :rolleyes:
     
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    There is a Grade A building paper, and a Grade B which is cheaper and without the water-resistant layer.

    So, sort of the same ;) no offence intended :)
     
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