We moved into a new build property at the end of May and wanted to board the loft out for some useful storage space.I’d been researching the best options for this, based on the amount of insulation in the property and found this product.I initially order the extra large kit but with hindsight wish I had ordered the XXL as I had to order more parts to finish the job.The weather hasn’t helped with temperatures in the loft being above 30 degrees so it took longer than expected and I completed the job over a few weekends.I am not a tradesman, and my DIY skills aren’t great, I’m more used to spreadsheets than power tools but thought I’d give it a go. It would have cost be about £1,200 to have this fitted which buys a lot of tools.There are definitely some essentials you will need:GlovesDusk maskWorkbench Circular sawJigsawImpact driver (this is a must)Then the usual tape measure, pens etc.The finished product is great, really solid and once the frame was down which was the hardest part, screwing the boards to it was straight forward.I had made some wood battens the size I needed between the supports which was much easier than trying to measure each one with the existing insulation in the way. The fact they do raise above the joists is great as you have no issues with wires or anything in the way of the boards.In the end I used about 1,400 screws and 150 loft boards, then I bought some plastic trim to go around the edge of the opening to tidy it up. You’ll notice there is also a platform there at the joist level which makes it easy to lift things in and out of the loft.I had also had the small loft hatch replaced in advance by a joiner who cut a larger hole and then fitted the wooden loft ladder and hatch I had ordered online. The lights were also fitted by an electrician before I started the work as without decent light it would have been a much harder job.Would highly recommend this product and no probs with DIY installation if you’ve got the right tools.