Paul Wykes from Norwich is claiming to have achieved an historic first by having completely filled the loft in his semi-detached house with things that his wife wishes he’d throw away.
Paul, 38, beat stiff competition from thousands of other men when he filled the last remaining space, on top of the loft hatch, via a hole cut in the roof.
‘This is a feat that I know many people were striving for and some were getting close’ said the proud record-holder ‘but where other people lacked ambition and left the loft accessible through the hatch, I utilised that extra couple of square feet of space to put some bags of old clothes in. Clothes that don’t fit anymore, and are ripped, but might come in handy for something one day.’
‘Unfortunately the rain does get in through the hole in the roof, and when I climbed up the other day to have a look stuff was getting quite damp. I’m worried that the bookshelf that I’d taken to pieces and put up there when all the shelves broke might be so wet that it’s ruined.’
Of more pressing concern to Paul though is the question of what he will now do with anything he is asked to tidy away.
‘I’m not really sure to be honest, I’m just enjoying the moment for now and will think about that in future. I might have to see if I can fit a couple more sheds in the garden.’