If your intent is to use the attic for a purpose other than storage, you will need to consider a more finished look. Use 1-foot wide boards in pine or spruce to make quick work of putting down a floor. Be cautioned though, that even with insulation, hardwood flooring will cause a lot of foot traffic noise to the floor below.
The wooden joists or beams over your garage help hold your roof in place. If you have an attic over your garage, these joists also bear the load of your attic flooring and any materials you store in the attic. If you need a storage area above your garage, strong ceiling joists are necessary to support the added weight. Rebar Cost Per Ton . Purchasing rebar by the ton is much more common than purchasing it by the pound, but still uncommon in the residential construction business. This is because the most common rebar sizes, #3, #4 and #5, come in bundles of 266, 149.7 and 95.9 20-foot sticks per ton, respectively, which is more than most residential jobs require. Re: Reinforcing Existing Roof framing I was in a similar situation lately. it is a simple fix. For my situation it was anyhow. Whole house remodel, The second floor shed roof was framed with 2x6's and the span was to great so they were sagging. I was very lucky to have walls all they way down to the basement under mid span. The new floor joists of your loft conversion will need to offer at least 30 minutes’ worth of fire protection, which could mean replastering the ceilings in those first floor rooms below. Doors The loft room will also have to be separated by a fire door, either at the top or bottom of the new stairs.
Creating 400 square feet of storage space in the attic atop an 1,800-square-foot home by adding flooring, lighting and insulation, as well as reinforcing the attic floor joists cost about $3,000, according to RealtyTimes.com  . On average, converting an attic into storage space runs $2,000-$5,000,... This is a great answer. In my 80+ year old house the attic had 2x6 floor joists (about) 16 oc. I went to get a permit from the city to finish the attic and they said I needed to reinforce the floor since for a "live load" it was not strong enough for our span below (about 12'). The new floor joists of your loft conversion will need to offer at least 30 minutes’ worth of fire protection, which could mean replastering the ceilings in those first floor rooms below. Doors The loft room will also have to be separated by a fire door, either at the top or bottom of the new stairs. These Grip-Rite rebar ties can be used at These Grip-Rite rebar ties can be used at construction sites, on the farm and for home use. These rebar ties come in a resealable bag that protects ties from damage and loss, reducing waste. These Grip-Rite rebar ties are just what you need to get your concrete job done right. More + Product Details Close