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Rubble under loft insulation

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by alderjas, 9 May 2021.

  1. alderjas

    alderjas

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    I’m in the process of boarding my loft, which includes replacing all the insulation. As I pulled up the first-laid layer that runs along the joist pathways, I’ve found a bunch of slate and rubble. It looks like someone redid the roof, let the old one just fall into the loft space, and then covered it with insulation... although in some places it looks like the slate is laid end to end, like it was intentional. So my questions are, is there a legit reason this might be there? Should I remove it (an extra couple hours of work and rubble bags filled)? Does it hurt anything being there and could I just leave it?
     
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  3. KenGMac

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    alderjas, good evening.

    Not unusual to find odd bits and [larger] pieces in this position some tradesman historically could not be bothered, probably a Friday PM job??

    Odd to find slate laid out as you describe, i would tend to remove it, in case the ceiling falls in after an escape of water or good going roof leak. why? getting hit by a lump of plasterboard is bad enough, do not ask about slabs of lath and Plaster, they really hurt, point is the possibility of a slate hitting you as well is not nice?

    Ken.
     
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    Hi Ken,

    Thanks, yes, good point!

    Jason
     
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