Attic Trusses (and Mountain Rescue) in Pidley

We can’t tell you about a project in Pidley without mentioning Pidley Mountain Rescue Team, based in the notoriously hilly Fens… (But let me tell you quickly about why we are in Pidley)

This one-off new build in Pidley was conceived with attic trusses (supplied by Apex Timber Engineering of course) as a storage solution, even though no rooms are being included in the build by Mark Wadsworth from Evolve BD.

Why waste all that space when it can provide a superb storage solution for the new home’s occupants – and potential room to grow for the future?

“Building with attic trusses from day one adds value not just because of the storage space, but because any future purchaser can consider attic conversion as a low cost way to expand living space in years to come – with no need to replace the roof to do so” explained Mat Harbour, Apex Director.

And the Pidley Mountain Rescue Team? The charity provides specialised equipment for disabled children and adults to develop and progress their personal mobility, and improve their homelife, while raising awareness of the needs of disabled people in our community. Examples of equipment supplied include: wheelchairs; electric scooters; specialised trikes; paediatric buggies, adaptive computer software and hardware; and sensory equipment.

The charity’s name was created when a local villager’s car broke down on the slope leading to the village. His charitable rescuers pushed the car up the ‘mountain’ home. Revived in 1999 the Team made over 150 rescues from 1999-2010 and raises £15,000 annually, averaging 12-15 rescues each year. Find out more here: