I wanted to board in the roof of the garage for a couple of reasons. Firstly so I could make good use of the roof space for storage and secondly to allow me to insulate the garage. Insulating the roof space would obviously go a little way towards keeping the garage a more comfortable temperature in the winter. It also gives the added benefit of reducing the wind noise from outside. We’re quite exposed here and the wind noise could get pretty loud and annoying in the old garage. So this job should go a good way towards making the garage a more pleasant space to spend time.
Materials: 100mm thick insulation, 12mm thick chipboard and 3mm thick white faced hardboard.
Thinner joists added to, to bring them flush with the others.
Roped in my glamorous assistant to help.
Insulation going in.
Removing a noggin to keep a gap for me to get into the roof. I might fit a proper loft hatch one day.
Ready for insulating.
The lift came in useful again.
I made some removable panels to allow access into the loft for larger things. The space allows large 1.2m x 2.4m sheets of wood etc to be stored up there.
This was the worst job of anything I’ve done. The insulation is pretty horrible to work with but doesn’t come close to how awkward the hardboard was to fit. It’s a massive pain and what makes it even worse is it looks rubbish! I chose it because I wanted to keep the ceiling height as high as possible and it was already finished in a good reflective white so no need for painting. I was aware it might not be perfectly flat but since we’ve fitted it it’s gone very wobbly and none of it is flat which I hate! I want to do it again but I can’t face it as it was such a horrible job and I just want the garage finished now so I can use it for playing cars again.