Have you been thinking about boarding your loft space for storage?
Did you know there are two ways of doing this? one is the correct way, the other is not.
So how do you know which is the right way?
Its pretty easy to tell when the job is complete but how can you tell that the company you let do the work will do it the right way?
The correct way will be raised above the ceiling level and insulation by 270mm or more.
The wrong way will be boarded on to the joists or not sufficiently high enough, which will mean the loft insulation will have to be remove to get boarding down, or the insulation will be crushed. This is so wrong.. If its not done the right way your insulation will suffocate and the air flow will be very restricted (required by building regulations part L). The short and long term problems will be a dangerous black mould growth, damp ceiling patches and moisture build up on roof timbers. Once this happens its too late and its a very expensive problem to put right.
So how do you know which method they will use?
Firstly get a survey done, they should be free and by law, there is no obligation to buy anything. If the company want to quote over the phone or by email, I would avoid !!!, how can any professional company quote without seeing the job, plus for legal reasons, a quote must be in writing, not an estimate (that's a guestimate) price can rise by the end of the job, a quote can't its fixed price.
So to avoid getting the cheap version installed by mistake, ask how high the boarding will be raised, they may say it will be on battens, this means nothing as they are no more than 50-70mm high, not 270mm+ which it should be. They should be quoting for the compliant 270mm methods of raised loft boarding called LOFT-E LoftZone or LBNW. These 3 methods are perfect for brand new houses as well as older properties of any age.
The sub-frame (the frame supporting the loft boards) should be at minimum 270mm or above. The supporting sub-frame can be metal or timber construction and give great strength and support to your loft floor. Either method will be very strong, safe and able to support loads of storage weight as well as yourself.
Cheap versions built on to the ceiling, even with battens will add loads of weight directly on to your existing joists, this is not good as it will cause your joists to bow over time as well as causing mould growth.
Also look out to see if they are approved or registered with a government body like council run safe trader scheme or factory approved. Cheap cowboy versions won't be!
Cheap loft boarding advertised about will more than likely be the wrong one. Do it once, do it right. Get a free no obligation survey by calling 0800 8799967 or on our secure enquiry page https://www.loft-boarding.com/contact
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What is the correct way to board your loft in a new build house?
or even an old house with weak ceilings?
Did you know that Northern England houses can vary in build type compared to the Midlands or Southern England? So "one size fits all", does not work with loft storage.
UK Loft Boarding are the only company in the UK to offer 3 different raised loft floor systems for any type of loft to make any loft space in to a safe secure and useable storage space. In fact, UKLB where the pioneers of raised loft boarding to the correct height.
They developed and acquired Innovative award-winning products to help you get loft storage with easy access ladder and energy saving lighting without compromising your NHBC guarantee.
No squashing or removing of insulation required. Retain, if not gain better energy efficiency without breaking the rules.
New build and old build raised loft storage floors like no others. Correctly raised above the insulation with an air gap for continued air circulation as required by building regulations part L
Quality professional factory approved installers 10-year guarantee.
Free no obligation surveys at your home.
Interest free finance available but not compulsory and its arranged by them directly with no deposit, no credit checks required.
All new build houses today have lofts that must conform to building regulations and government recommended loft insulation heights.
The LOFT-E™ adjustable loft floor support has been design to solve two problems when planning on boarding your loft for storage
Firstly boarding directly on top of your loft insulation is wrong. Squashing or having to remove the existing loft insulation should never be done.
Building above the insulation is now possible by using a product that is design to last a lifetime. The LOFT-E™ adjustable raised loft floor leg can not only raise the loft floor platform above the insulation level, but it can also account for variations in joist height.
Secondly, a static loft leg works fine if your loft joists are perfectly level to each other, but if they are not, you then have to start using packing pieces to get a level, which is not the best way. READ MORE.....
Just had our loft boarded by Kelham and Liam from Loft boarding NW. Can thoroughly recommend them...excellent job. Really pleased with the result 👍👍👍
Bianca.. From start to finish Loft Boarding NW have been brilliant. The surveyor came out when expected and gave me my quote and discussed the job that would be carried out. Satisfied with my quote I was booked in for my install 4 weeks later. I am over the moon with the work carried out and finally have the storage I have been dying for! The installer was very tidy and left no mess and I am so impressed with the job he has done. Thank you so much I will be highly recommending you!
Priny.. Had the loft done a year ago in Wilmslow, professional work, feels solid and has given us so much more storage space without ruining the newish insulation we put down 5 years ago. Recommending to a friend at work which reminded me to give it a review. My one minor criticism would be needing a bigger variety of hatches for small openings but we have a tiny landing (small 1930s semi detached) so we couldn't have the larger wooden ladder/hatch. Still, does the job and is a sturdy metal ladder, we are very happy. :)
We are now proud to announce we are now an official partner of Stira loft ladders for the North of England including the Scottish Borders. The best quality built super strong (BSI kite-marked) timber traditional and semi automated loft ladders in the UK.
All ladders include a 10 year guarantee and built to last a lifetime. Rediscover your loft. For a FREE no obligation survey please call 0800 8799967 or visit https://www.stira.loft-ladder-fitters.co.uk
We had our loft boarded by Anthony and I just wanted to say what a great job he did and how pleased we are. Anthony was lovely and polite and hard working. He took the time to explain the process and how everything worked. He was clean and tidy and we were very pleased he protected our new carpets with the plastic covering.
I would not hesitate to use you again and I would recommend loft boarding NW to any of my neighbours & friends for a great job with courteous and professional staff. Thank you very much. 👆👆
And this is how it's done! In a professional manner, nice and friendly installers. No messing about, everything will be explained to you and we will show you round at the end of the job! ☺️ And of course tidy up! All of our installers are trained to the highest standard and fully qualified! 👌
To see more of what we do, have a look here 👉 www.loft-boarding-nw.co.uk 👈 why not give us a call on 0800 8799967 and one of the team will get you booked in for a free survey 😁 your text here
This is it, the last chance to get some money off.
Book a survey before the end of April 2019 and we will give you 10% OFF your quote.
It completely free to get a quote from one of our qualified loft storage surveyors.
Last chance to book in, we are getting very full so call 0800 8799967 now or online at BOOK HERE NOW
Look at what we have just been presented with!
Safe Trader Award for excellent Customer Service! ONCE AGAIN!
We have been selected as a winner for the Safe Trader Award 2018! This recognises our business for regularly collecting customers excellent feedback and having consistently high ratings!
This wouldn't be possible WITHOUT YOU - our amazing customers - past, present and future! Thank you each and every one of you for your continued support!
Here is to an amazing 2019!
Well done to Aiden one of our approved installers.
The service was excellent with no upfront payment. To fit the hatchway the fitter had to modify some existing plaster coving, which was expertly done.
The fitter laid floor covering over flooring, this covered from entry to house up the stairs and work-site on landing.
After completion of the work the site was left very clean. A terrific job done and a very good looking loft-ladder and hatchway now in-place. A very satisfied customer. Edd - Bramhall
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Would you like a quote to professionally covert you loft in to a storage area?
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We are delighted to have received notification that we have won an award, through Safe Trader Scheme!!
From the information collated on our company and our websites, we have been given the Customer Feedback 2017 award! This means that they recognise Loft Boarding NW for regularly collecting feedback from customers, with consistently high ratings.
Thank you to all our wonderful customers - past, present and future - for all your lovely reviews! We pride ourselves on providing quality workmanship, and this award is amongst one of the many ways to prove that!
Now onto the next!