The Ideal Home Show awarded StoreFloor as its best invention of the year 2013. You can watch a 1-minute video of LoftZone being given the award live at the show by Suzi Perry (presenter of the Gadget Show) and entrepreneur Emma Brown.
The Guinness Partnership is one of the UK’s largest affordable housing providers. Chris Wait, Head of Programme and Planning for Guinness South, said:
“We find that there’s a lack of knowledge out there about the importance of protecting loft insulation, as it doesn’t perform as well if it’s squashed. The LoftZone platforms provide that protection and they also provide safe access routes to components that need repairing; such as water tanks. We intend to continue using the systems when replacing roof coverings.”
Green Deal Pioneer Places fitted LoftZone’s StoreFloor into a pilot scheme in Brighton and you can see how it went in, and a householder’s review in this video.
LoftZone is mentioned at minutes 5:54, 7:32 and again at 10:34.
LoftZone won first prize from the Citizens’ Advice Bureau in 2013, for with StoreFloor being awarded best new idea in their Big Energy Savings Week competition.
LoftZone is grateful to Carbon Trust for supporting us when we first started. They backed LoftZone because of the huge carbon saving potential that came from using our product.
Yorkshire Energy Services (now called “YES Energy Solutions”) is an award winning energy efficiency company with a strong social purpose. They were managing a project to clear and insulate lofts, for free, to help vulnerable householders. However many people refused this insulation, even though it was free, as they didn’t want to lose their storage space. So instead, YES also offered to provide a safe storage platform, using the LoftZone StoreFloor product. This proved much more popular than providing loft insulation alone, and enabled many more homes to be insulated.
Sarah Thomas, Project Manager at YES Projects said: “We wanted to add the storage platform solution to the loft clear and installation project, so that the householder’s possessions could be put back in the loft without compressing the new insulation. Compressing the insulation means that it does not work to its full potential.”
The trade journal, Building and Construction Review UK, gave StoreFloor first prize in its Product Innovation Award 2014.
LoftZone was awarded “Most Innovative Business 2013” by The Innovation Institute. The award was sponsored by BASF and was presented by TV personalities Maggie Philbin (Tomorrow’s World) and Gareth Mitchell (BBC Click).
Oxford University’s Business School, in conjunction with market research company Frost and Sullivan, held a competition in 2012 for the invention that most helped the environment. StoreFloor won first prize.
The Mayor of London’s Sustainable Development Commission selected LoftZone as one of its companies to support in 2014.