Hello! I would like to use my attic for storage, but I thunk I need to add some support to do so. Current attic - The total span of the attic space is about 6.4m - Current joists are 3x2 with a couple of beams that run above and perpendicular to the joists - there is a central supporting wall so I believe the largest span is about 3.2m between end plate and this - Some of the ceiling below is boarded over player and lathe (and some is just plasterboard) - nice high ceilings so there is quite a lot of space including vertical space Storage - this will include old furniture (king bed dismantled) and a coffee table - various tools and bits of wood used for pride projects - unused dining chairs, clothes etc So based on the above i think i need to add in some extra support for storage. I've read a lot of forums about different approaches and thought it would be easiest to put in extra 3.3m 6x2 joists (slightly raised up from the end plates to avoid touching the ceiling). I'm fairly certain I can get the length through the existing opening. However I realise this won't work with the perpendicular beams in place (they won't allow the height of the new wood and it may not be possible to manoeuvre them in please). Do I have any other options? For example would attaching additional 3x2 to the existing joists across the span meaningfully increase the storage capacity of the loft? I assume I don't want to mess with the horizontal beam (not sure if this is a purlin)? Any advice here appreciated!