Google isnít helping me very much. We want to pop some boxes in the loft, nothing too much, Christmas decorations that kind of thing. House isnít very old, can we just put some MDF boards for them to rest on or does in need to be a little more sophisticated than that?! We donít intend to actually climb in there and walk in there, itís just to have a flat surface for things to be stored as far as we can reach them from poking our heads in!!!
In our old house, there was OSB down the center to walk on but boxes were either on OSB or just resting on the joists above the insulation.
It really depends on your attic construction and stuff. Personally I would use OSB not MDF, just in case you put something heavy up there you wouldn't want it to fall through and mess up your insulation or fall through your ceiling.
Depending on the house, as long as the items are placed on the joists (& not inbetween) then it's fine.
Laying down some cheap plywood over the joists would be better though. We boarded ours out last year as we desperately needed insulation up there so killed two birds with one stone. We just did it ourselves and it was around £150 for all of the insulation (fibre glass rolls & polystyrene boards), plywood and we also wired a light up there.
We have a new build house it is 4 years old this April and we had it boarded last year although we got a company in to do it as it is a large loft (you can walk around in it)
They have to make sure they move your insulation correctly so not to ruin the insulation in your loft - it should be quite thick
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