The opportunity was to undertake a relativity large loft conversion that was small on budget. But if that wasn't enough of a challenge for you then I also had to work with the internal support beams that held the roof together without removing a single one! And I was alone, No help at all. I am now 15 but was 14 when I began the conversion.
So to sum it up i was undergoing a loft conversion. But i was only making a small room.
That my friends was my EXTREME challenge!
All my 3D models and projections are made in Google sketch up
Step 1: Planning: Initial Thoughts...
My plan would consist of these key elements:
Budgeting costs for the materials,
3D models of the operation i was going to do,
How could I gain maximum space for minimum price,
and where and when I would buy each required material.
Shown above is a diagram of my loft space - I live in a terraced house.
Step 2: Deciding the Optimum Location
I wanted the room i was going to construct to have no intrusive beams visible.
So that left me with two obvious options.
Option 1 - A short wide 5m long room that was triangle shaped.
Option 2 - A Tall wide 5m long room that was triangle shaped.
Clearly the largest option was option 2 however, a downside to this option was the position of it relative to the hatch. This meant I would have to build a short hallway leading into the room.