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  1. #1
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    Post Building a bedroom in the attic - Ontario Canada

    OK so I have an attic with what I believe are W trusses, I have read through one contractors website showing how this could be done

    http://www.energyefficientbuild.com/...e-Attic-1.html

    http://www.energyefficientbuild.com/...e-Attic-2.html

    http://www.energyefficientbuild.com/...e-Attic-3.html

    I can see how he reinforced the trusses on each side at the top and I am assuming he is reinforcing the trusses that are going to be the floor with either 2X6 or 2X8

    Here is a link to exactly what my house looks like (its down the street from me).

    http://ottawa.fr.craigslist.ca/apa/1285796353.html

    Don't be fooled there is atleast 18ft of headroom in the attic and it nearly runs front to back.

    I can't change the roof because the house is whats called a hybrid condo, so I have to keep the same look, so all my work needs to be done from the inside.

    Can someone give me some input on their thoughts?


    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Building a bedroom in the attic - Ontario Canada

    Ditto with jkirk's comments.
    This type of project isn't for a novice DIYer to just go ahead and do without professional guidence.

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