Boarding over the Rafters in Loft Room
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PaulV
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Boarding over the Rafters in Loft Room

by PaulV » Tue Mar 07, 2023 8:22 pm

Good evening
We had our loft converted into a room, with a door leading in the unused space under the rafters.
The floor in the empty space has been insulated and boarded over, but the rafters and felt visivlble and unsightly.
I am putting shelving in the space for tidy storage, but will not look nice with the felt and cobwebs
Can I just cover with Hardboard or Plywood , leaving a gap top and bottom of the pitch for airflow or do I need to insulate then cover.
Any suggestions, thank you

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Re: Boarding over the Rafters in Loft Room

by stoneyboy » Thu Mar 09, 2023 9:18 pm

Hi paulv,
Presumably you have some form of eaves/ridge ventilation, if yes fit boards with a top and bottom gaps.
Regards S

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Re: Boarding over the Rafters in Loft Room

by PaulV » Tue Mar 21, 2023 10:00 pm

Thank you for help
There looks like a gap where the ridges meet the floorboards , as you can see daylight, I presume this is the vent .
I don't plan on boarding the whole area, only about 1 1/2 meters in.

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Re: Boarding over the Rafters in Loft Room

by etharcarter147 » Sat Apr 29, 2023 7:55 am

Yes, you can use hardboard or plywood to cover the felt and rafters while leaving a space for airflow. However, increasing insulation before covering the rafters will enhance comfort and energy efficiency.

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