Installing Loft Boarding In A New Build Home

Installing loft boarding in your home can transform your loft space. Creating a safe loft storage area while allowing space for the full depth of insulation. A common question we receive is will installing loft boarding invalidate my NHBC new build home warranty? 

Our StoreFloor product is the only BBA-approved raised loft boarding system that saves money, helps the environment. Also increasing safety while providing extra storage that won’t invalidate an NHBC new build house warranty.

The purpose of the NHBC new build warranty is to hold a builder accountable in case their work doesn’t meet the NHBC standards. After the first two years of the new build completion, the builder is responsible for fixing anything that fails to meet these high standards. Then, 3-10 years after completion, the NHBC warranty ensures any damages that occur as a direct result of these failures.

You may have been told by house builders that you shouldn’t board new-build lofts, for reasons such as:

It will compress your loft insulation.

LoftZone StoreFloor is an award-winning loft boarding system designed for installing flooring above the full depth of insulation in a loft.

When loft insulation is removed or compressed to install loft boarding, the NHBC warranty will be invalidated. Removing or squashing the insulation reduces the energy rating of the property.

StoreFloor raised loft flooring also provides a gap between the insulation and flooring to allow for free airflow. Free airflow is important to prevent damp and condensation. So, StoreFloor is a great system that allows your loft insulation to work effectively and creates more storage in your loft.

The loft floor isn’t strong enough.

LoftZone StoreFloor can hold up to an impressive 500kg per square meter due to its Tri and Uni-Supports. These are made from extremely strong engineering-grade recycled plastic, making it much stronger than the joists of a typical loft.

This supporting structure creates a very strong and safe platform that easily surpasses the British Standard 6399-1:1996 for minimum floor load requirements.

It will void your new home warranty.

Choosing a product that has been specifically designed and verified to support new building regulations such as LoftZone’s StoreFloor, will not void your warranty.

What is StoreFloor?

LoftZone StoreFloor is an award-winning system which has been developed to provide a raised loft floor above insulation. It is the only system in the UK to have passed and exceeded the requirements for loft boarding.

So, using StoreFloor to install loft boarding in new build properties will not invalidate your NHBC warranty. The system can be bought and installed yourself, or you can find an approved installer near you.

Need more advice before starting your loft boarding project?

Contact the LoftZone team today!

Our team of loft experts are always happy to answer any questions or help you to make the most out of your loft space. Give us a call on 01483 600 304, or drop us a message to

Installing Loft Boarding In A New Build Home

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