Loft Boarding NW Ltd is the only LoftZone factory approved company in the North of England. This system is when installed will allow your loft to keep its insulation level high and for your home to remain energy efficient.
At Loft Boarding NW Ltd we specialise in installing the only BBA approved loft boarding system in the UK - The LoftZone StoreFloor.
Enables compliance with Part L, Part K, CDM and Working At Height industry regulations. This system has won many awards over the years including winning ideal inventor at the Ideal Home Show. The LoftZone raised loft floor is a lightweight, low cost, quick to have installed and provides a very strong platform for storing items and walking on, while protecting the 270mm loft insulation and allowing it to save energy and cut fuel bills as intended.
The most cost effective and simplest solution to the very common
problem of storing items in a fully-insulated loft is to
install a raised floor above the insulation.
The LoftZone raised floor system protects the insulation underneath it and allows for very important airflow to reduce the risk of damp and mould forming, and provides a strong floor for safe access or storage, you can walk on it and store on it.
In most cases it can be installed in just a day with minimal disruption to your home by our very own qualified and factory approved LoftZone installers.
Most people know it is important to insulate your loft,
because if you don't, 25% of your heating bills go out
through your roof. The Government recommends that everyone
insulates to a depth of 270mm if they use rolls of mineral
wool insulation (this is the fluffy stuff you see in most
DIY stores, and is the most cost-effective solution). It's
cheap and relatively simple to do this, it will pay for
itself rapidly, and it will help you to feel warmer in the
winter and cooler at night in the summer.
Millions of people in the UK haven't yet insulated their lofts to 270mm, and the two main reasons for this are the need for storage and safe access.
Now we have the solution for this, you can have loft storage and still effectively insulate your loft.
You're not alone - the vast majority of UK households use
their lofts for storage. But the extra insulation required
to cut fuel bills and save energy makes it very difficult to
use the loft space for storage. Many people put boxes on top
of the insulation or, even worse, put boards down on top of
the joists. This is a major no-no as, in both cases, the
insulation gets compressed. Squashed insulation doesn't
perform very well! - the mineral wool loft insulation works
because of the air trapped inside the insulation and if you
compress it, the air gets squeezed out, making it much less
The only way to use a loft with the full 270mm of insulation for storage is to install a raised loft floor above the insulation. This is a low cost but essential addition if you want to store items in your loft and get the full benefit of your insulation. The LoftZone raised loft floor is the only system to do this which is cheap, easy to install and safe.
How can I make my insulated loft safe to walk on? Another
common problem with a fully-insulated loft is how to then
safely access items stored or installed up there. It is not
just your possessions you'll want to access: water tanks,
boilers, solar inverters all require maintenance from time
to time. But, once you have 270mm of insulation, you can no
longer see the loft trusses and joists which means it is
hard to safely walk or crawl in the loft: one wrong step and
you could put your foot through the ceiling!
Adding an area of raised loft flooring provides a safe and convenient way for homeowners, engineers and surveyors to access items in their insulated loft.
The cheapest and simplest solution to the very common
problem of storing items in a fully-insulated loft is to
install a raised floor above the insulation. The LoftZone
raised loft floor is a lightweight, low cost,
easy-to-install and very strong platform for storing items
and walking on, while protecting the 270mm loft insulation
and allowing it to save energy and cut fuel bills as
The combined cost of insulation, the LoftZone raised loft floor and loft flooring panels is still cheaper than the only other safe solution which is to lay rigid foam insulation on the loft floor and board above that. There is also no need to spend time cutting the foam to size nor worry about leaving air gaps.
Other products to raise the height of the loft floor don't work as well because loft joists are not evenly spaced, which means it can be difficult to secure the loft boards firmly on to them. Only the LoftZone system has an adjustable beam which means that you can safely screw the boards down on to them, regardless of joist spacing. The beam also allows you to bridge over any obstructions in the loft too.
Eco Answers, in partnership with The Carbon Trust have carried out an extensive consumer survey of the need for a raised loft floor.
There were 6,000 participants and the highlights include:
Renewable energy systems such as solar pv, solar hot water and heat recovery systems require equipment to be located in the loft space such as inverters, trunking and header tanks.
These all require safe access to the loft for both installation and maintenance. The RLFS will assist with this problem and could be viewed as an enabling technology opening up the loft space for these beneficial uses.
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If you require a quote for your LoftZone raised loft floor requirements simple call us on our
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