Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Is my roof space suitable for storage or an attic room?

    This is probably the most important question to ask yourselves when considering the space in your attic. If you have are able to safely do so then we suggest having a quick look into your attic to gain an understanding of head height and general space.

    If you cannot comfortably stand up within the roof, then an Attic Room may not be suitable for your house. However our basic and dust proof storage options can go in almost any space – truss roofs included! We can also work around air-con ducting (or organise a technician to quote on relocating this to create more space). If you’re unsure, call us today to arrange a free appraisal of your roof space on 1300 502 995. You can also upload photos on our free quote form! Please note, as we are carpenters by trade, we do not work in steel framed houses.

  • How much does it cost?

    Costs can vary depending on the space you wish to utilise in your attic, along with the purpose (for example, just to throw some boxes up into the space or have a kids videogame room).

    Most of our rooms are costed on a transparent square metre pricing structure so there are no hidden costs. A truss roof attracts a slightly higher rate, but we will advise of this right from the start.

    Typically a ladder and 10m2 of basic flooring starts from as little as $2,499 + GST.

    Attic Rooms are a little more bespoke and are quoted on a project-by-project basis.

  • How long does it take?

    Basic storage is generally completed within a day or two. Dust proof storage rooms tend to take between three to five days depending on size and our Attic Rooms can take between 3-5 weeks.  Every home is different, but we can usually give a good estimate on timing at the first enquiry stage.

  • Do I need DA approval?

    Generally, no!   For storage solutions and attic rooms, our works are confined to the existing parameters of the property and because we do not alter the roofline of the house we are able to avoid the timely and costly process of a Development Application.

  • What about lighting/power in the attic?

    We can handle the process of installing lighting and power in the attic, if required. We can ensure the work is completed at the same time as your storage/room to minimise disruption.

    If you have a preferred electrician then we are happy to work in with them also.

  • Can I still live in my home?

    Absolutely! We are able to work in a manner that causes minimal disruption to your home. 90% of the time our installers will be in the roof space.

    Attic Room projects are usually accessed through the roof via a scaffold. We don’t even need to enter your home until the project is almost completed (to install the attic ladder or fixed staircase).

    Our installers all carry vacuums/drop sheets to ensure the space is left tidy at the end of each day.

  • How do I access the roof space?

    Basic and Dust Proof rooms are accessed via one of our excellent attic ladders. We can work with you to find the best location for your home as well as the ladder that best suits your needs and budget. The right ladder for you will depend on the height of your ceiling and how often you wish to use the space.

    Our Attic Rooms can be accessed by a fixed staircase if you have the room. Alternatively, these can still be accessed via an attic ladder (a fully electric attic ladder is also another option!).

  • Do you charge to quote?

    An appraisal is completely free and without obligation. Please click get a quote to get the ball rolling!

  • What about my aircon ducts?

    If your attic space is full of aircon ducts that does not mean we cannot help you!

    We work closely with qualified air conditioning technicians to ensure that we can find a solution to relocate and/or reposition air con elements to enable your room to be functional.

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Have a question? Drop us a line or call 1300 502 995 today.