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  Reply # 2205043 26-Mar-2019 10:51
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qwertee:

 

Thanks for your feedback.

 

Yes its an internal garage.

 

I am over-thinking the whole thing and with the advise from others my plan is to:

 

1.    get plywood sheets (12mm) and screw them straight to the rafters around areas where there are supporting walls and store stuff

 

2.     install attic stairs later  (when I have enough $$) using the existing trap door

 

cheers

 

 

Also while you are at it look at some form draught sealing on your internal access door,

 

it looks like there is a healthy gap under it....

 

(the garage will be a huge heat loss in winter as it has a lower insulation rating than the house)




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  Reply # 2205053 26-Mar-2019 11:28
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wellygary:

 

qwertee:

 

Thanks for your feedback.

 

Yes its an internal garage.

 

I am over-thinking the whole thing and with the advise from others my plan is to:

 

1.    get plywood sheets (12mm) and screw them straight to the rafters around areas where there are supporting walls and store stuff

 

2.     install attic stairs later  (when I have enough $$) using the existing trap door

 

cheers

 

 

Also while you are at it look at some form draught sealing on your internal access door,

 

it looks like there is a healthy gap under it....

 

(the garage will be a huge heat loss in winter as it has a lower insulation rating than the house)

 

 

 

 

Thanks and well spotted. 

 

I do have a draft excluder that has come off.  Need to screw it on this time than relying on the adhesive tape.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2205358 26-Mar-2019 21:47
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I put one of these in when we did our renos.

 

Gotta get round to putting some ply up there at some stage.  At the moment have some cutoffs strategically placed over supporting timber storing some stuff up there.  Easy to get up and down with the stairs.

 

How are you going to get your plywood sheets up into the roof space?

 

 




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  Reply # 2205373 26-Mar-2019 21:58
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Does yours have a pull ring?

 

I like the FAKRO design where there is a hole to unlock using a pole.

 

There are 1200x600 MDF sheets up there already.  So I am guessing using similar sized plywood sheets through the existing attic access door.


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  Reply # 2205476 27-Mar-2019 08:17
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qwertee:

 

I like the FAKRO design where there is a hole to unlock using a pole.

 

 

Mine is the same as that - hole with a pole to unlock.




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  Reply # 2205490 27-Mar-2019 08:54
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tukapa1:

 

qwertee:

 

I like the FAKRO design where there is a hole to unlock using a pole.

 

 

Mine is the same as that - hole with a pole to unlock.

 

 

 

 

May I ask how much was the cost ( ladder and installation ) and was it Hometech  in CHCH ?

 

Did you have an existing access door before and did you use this location?

 

thanks


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  Reply # 2205734 27-Mar-2019 15:41
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I got mine from Bunnings as per the link.

 

Had a standard manhole in our hallway like in your garage.  We replaced all the ceiling with new gib so boxed up the space for the attic stairs then.

 

Father in law did it so no cost for installation....


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