Queentruss Attic - Loft Flooring Conversion

11 Dec 2023
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New member here. Have been looking at my attic recently, and wondering what the possibility of partially converting it either into a part mezzanine area above a bedroom or alternatively an insulated hobby/storage room area.

Ceiling heights are limited at circa 1.5m, house is a Georgian stone terrace with a Queen-truss (I think that's correct terminology) framework roof space and solid stone external walls.

Below is an image of a section I've drawn up from a rough survey I've done of the attic. The tie beam spans the entire house, but is a v. large beam.

Section beams.jpg

I think what I'm looking at is something like the below;

Axo Proposals.jpg

Am I able to support the new 2x6 beams which will support flooring off the central tie beam? The span from beam to wall is circa. 2.5m. Would this be feasible? I will try and get a S.E input, but want to see rough feasibility before diving down that route. Currently there aren't any load bearing walls on this floor level.

At worst, what I would be happy with is just doing a 'nice' storage room, which is void of any spiders/ pests and is insulated to provide a nice area to store some items.

Many thanks for any advice, inputs, similar project inspo.

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