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29/04/2013 at 13:27
Just from reading Carole's post about keeping baby clothes got me wondering what people usually call the bit at the top of the house? I've always called in an attic, but put loft down on that thread - it's because of MrDD, he thinks it's weird to say attic and laughs at me when I do, and says it should be called a loft so I've been changing what I call it
What about you?
attic, always attic.
29/04/2013 at 13:33
I say both
29/04/2013 at 13:38
29/04/2013 at 13:39
It's attic for us, however our friends have a conversion and we always call it the loft conversion! Weird
29/04/2013 at 13:40
29/04/2013 at 13:41
About 50/50 split then so far!
Louise - I was thinking how I also call them loft conversions and loft ladders too!
29/04/2013 at 13:44
attics make me think of spaces big enough for a room, ours is just full of insulation and barely enough room to crawl in.
Loft if its been converted and attic if not is how I would distinguish.
29/04/2013 at 13:45
Isn't there a slight difference between loft and attic? One takes over the whole floor, one doesn't? I'm sure my Dad mentioned it once, I rarely pay attention though.
29/04/2013 at 13:49
You're right AK - I was sad enough to look up what the differences are! This is what it says on wikipedia:
"the major difference being that an attic typically constitutes an entire floor of the building"
Which in our case it is an attic since it covers the whole house, but my brother's is a loft since it only covers the front part.
29/04/2013 at 14:05
29/04/2013 at 14:13
29/04/2013 at 14:51
loft here x
29/04/2013 at 17:39
attic - loft makles me think of America and big loft conversions so rooms rather than storage, which is what an attic is for.
29/04/2013 at 17:57
either... depends on what mood I am in!
29/04/2013 at 22:08
Loft but it does cover the whole floor.
29/04/2013 at 22:29
29/04/2013 at 22:37
Definitely a loft here too
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