Loft Storage Room – Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast

Job: Build a large storage room in the loft / attic of this Gold Coast unit.

Location:  Varsity Lakes Qld 4227

This customer stumbled across our website whilst searching for in-home storage ideas.  Living in a duplex unit, space was a major issue both inside and out.  Therefore, the idea of increasing the space within her home by making use of the unused loft area was particularly appealing, however she was not sure if or what was even possible.  Although our website does contain a huge amount of photos and information, the best way to learn and understand what is achievable in your roof space, is to contact us to arrange an in-home consultation.  We can be contacted via the ‘contact’ form on our website, by emailing or by phoning us direct on (07) 38896688.  Whichever method chosen to contact us, we will be able to schedule in a suitable date / time for our consultant to visit in order to advise on what is achievable within your home.  

In this instance, this customer filled in our ‘contact us’ form on the website and we called her back to arrange the appointment.  Our consultant visited as scheduled and was able to determine that a large dust proof storage room was achievable above the garage of the home. Being a truss roof, the consultant discussed the positioning and shape of the proposed room so as it would provide the most practical use of the space, taking into consideration that the trusses would remain within the storage room.  He also discussed the requirements for our plumber to relocate some pipework within the roof and also our electrician would be needed to relocate some cables. All our dust proof storage rooms are finished with a small access hatch door so that trades such as plumbers and electricians can easily access the remainder of the unused roof space via the storage room (shown in featured image above). Other variables discussed with the customer included ventilation, light and our range of ladder models.  

Armed with an array of possibilities, the customer decided she wanted to make use of all the practical available area within the roof space, which measured to around 18m2.  The approximate measurement of the proposed dust proof storage room would be around 4050mm wide x 4500mm long providing plenty of additional storage space as required, even with the trusses within the room.  This customer was also lucky to have a nice 26° roof pitch, therefore allowing for plenty of height (approx 2500 -2900mm) within the proposed storage room.

The ladder model chosen was the Upgrade Timber Truss attic ladder with a frame size of 550mm wide.  We have a broad range of attic ladder models, however the Upgrade is our top of the range timber attic ladder designed for truss roofs.  The Upgrade is on a nice sloped 60° ladder angle, is Australian made from quality Australian hoop pine, has a strong and stable 220kg weight load capacity and is spring loaded through the middle section, making the ladder extremely easy and safe to use.

Light and ventilation was important for this customer as she planned on regularly accessing her stored items.  Therefore she opted for a Fakro Dual Action Opening Roof Window, a Solar Whiz heat sensor ventilator and also an LED Fluro Batten light.  The roof window would open up the room and provide a natural light during the day as well as some natural ventilation.  Our Fakro roof windows open in a top hung position as well as in centre-pivoting mode.  They also have a 20 year warranty on the glass for piece of mind.

The Solar Whiz heat sensor ventilator is solar-powered and is equivalent to 21 whirly birds. 

The LED fluro batten is accompanied by a neon wall switch which illuminates when the light is on in the loft storage room.  The switch is usually installed on a wall around the attic ladder and therefore acts as a reminder when closing up the ladder that the light has been left on in the storage room.

blue indicator showing light is ON in the attic.

no blue indicator showing light is OFF in the attic.

As you can imagine, the addition of this dust proof storage room has made a huge difference to the space within this customers unit.  Our customer was extremely pleased with the end result.


A dust proof storage room is the perfect solution for people needing extra space within their home.  Dust Proof Storage Rooms are ideal for storing items such as musical equipment, clothing, books, baby goods and more. Our team construct Dust Proof Storage Rooms with durable white-cell wrap, particleboard flooring, an Attic Ladder and can supply and install a number of optional extras, such as roof windows and other lighting and ventilation alternatives. The flooring is laid as per engineers specifications and has a storage capacity of 75kg per m2 plus foot traffic.  Therefore, these storage rooms are a brilliant way to increase the space in your home.  


If you need storage or another room….Look Up!  Roof Space Renovators can transform you roof space into a storage area or even an extra bedroom.

Got Questions?  Visit our Showroom at 13 / 18 Hinkler Court, Brendale Qld 4500 or phone us on (07) 3889 6688. Alternatively email – and we will assist you as soon as possible.  

If you are running out of room, contact Roof Space Renovators.….the solution could be right above your head!

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Roof Space Renovators’ Specialise in – Attic RoomAttic LivingAttic StorageSkylights & Roof Windows

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