Generating extra revenue
The LoftZone provides a brand new, additional, income stream.
When you are installing insulation, you can offer a genuine extra benefit to the homeowner, by offering them a raised loft floor that protects the insulation (keeping their fuel bills low), provides safe access and allows safe storage.
Our raised loft floor provides a great opportunity to revisit previous customers. Research shows that 82% of UK households use their lofts for storage, damaging the insulation. A raised loft floor would save their fuel bills and provide a safe storage space above the insulation, keeping it protected.
How to insulate lofts without having to remove items stored there
A very common problem is that lofts are full of personal possessions and it is almost impossible to insulate a loft when there are boxes in the way. Often the only way to solve this is to take the boxes out of the loft, which is time-consuming, and means that the householder then has to find a new storage space elsewhere. Many householders actually refuse to accept loft insulation, even if it is free or subsidised, as they don't want the hassle of clearing their loft. This is particularly the case with elderly people, who have a lifetime's possessions and are too frail to remove all of them.
The LoftZone StoreFloor solves this problem: all you need do is to clear one small area (1.2m x 1.2m) and to start by building an raised loft floor there. You can then put the possessions on to this floor and work your way out from it, building raised floors 1.2m at a time. The StoreFloor is the only cost-effective safe way to build a raised floor without having to clear a loft.
The StoreFloor is the easiest way to insulate without having to clear a loft.
Increasing safety for your clients
If you work for private landlords, social landlords or housing associations, an important factor for these organisations is safety. They have a requirement to send engineers into the loft space from time to time: Water tanks, boilers, solar panels, solar inverters, heat exchangers - they all require maintenance. Indeed, some engineers will require a solid loft floor before they will risk access, or they will remove and damage laid insulation. As a contractor to these organisations, you can offer them a cheap, quick and safe platform, which can easily carry the weight required for engineers to access the loft for maintenance.
What's the solution?
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 StoreFloor 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 intended.
The combined cost of insulation, the LoftZone StoreFloor and loft floor boards 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 StoreFloor 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.
Provides safe storage space
Keeps heating bills down
Strong enough to walk on
Cheap and easy to install