I have been to look at the place im moving to and there doesnt seem to be a lot of room in the loft the only other option would be to build it on the floor of the loft but that would reduce storage space.
This might help you with your space problem. I am not suggesting for one moment that you be as ambitious as this chap is but at least you might get an idea of what might be possible with a bit of good old fashioned jiggery pokery.
He has done an incredibly good job given the awkwardness of those trusses!
I remember while my house was being built, spending much time drawing out the roof space and making hugely (stupidly) ambitious plans for a layout in the attic. Little did I realise how the space would be stuffed with those horrible little trusses once the roof was constructed! I never did try anything up there. Just too much effort, so my admiration to anyone who can overcome it like that. He must be something of a contortionist to have worked up all that baseboarding and then wire it! A really splendid result.
It is possible to get modern trusses which give more room. They user heavier timber with verticals each side and a high-level horizontal tie-bar instead of the space consuming diagonal struts. But no doubt cost more! Worth bearing in mind if you are building or rebuilding a building.
(My house, being early sixties, has a reasonably clear space, for which I am most grateful!)
Thanks CeeDee and too everyone else,looking at the photos that has given me a light at the end of the tunnel as my loft is very similar.
It needs a lot of work like flooring etc once thats down that should give me the bigger picture.
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