There are lots of benefits to raised loft boarding and it’s becoming a more and more popular way to increase the storage space in the home – especially with our LoftZone StoreFloor raised loft boarding system that has been designed to protect the insulation underneath whilst providing a safe deck for storage and access. StoreFloor is the only raised loft boarding system that complies with building regulations and has the necessary BBA-certification.
When installed correctly, raised loft boarding can open up the possibilities of your loft. Let’s outline the most impactful benefits for both you and your home!
More Home Storage Space
Does it seem like you never have enough storage to keep your home clear of clutter? The loft is typically one of the most under-used areas in the home. So, by boarding your loft you can gain extra, valuable storage space that you probably didn’t even realise you had.
As a result, you can transform your home by reorganising especially where bulky items are stored. By moving suitcases or bulky boxes up to your newly boarded loft, you’re also creating more handy storage space throughout your home!
Storing items in an un-boarded loft can be a tricky and hazardous task. There is a risk of standing on the plasterboard ceiling, rather than the joists, which can lead to injury and repair costs if you fall through. In addition to storage, if there is anything in your loft that needs access for maintenance, such as gas boilers or solar inverters, then whoever fits such equipment needs to provide a safe access platform by law (CDM2015 regulations).
By installing raised loft boarding, you’re creating a safe and secure deck allowing you to easily access your loft. The deck of our LoftZone StoreFloor is strong, usually much stronger than the joists below in fact!
Our installers can also help with suitable purpose-built loft ladders, further helping you to store and access your loft safely. The days of balancing on step-ladders or loft joists should now be a thing of the past!
Reduce Heat Loss & Energy Bills
The LoftZone StoreFloor system is designed to provide room underneath the deck for the government-recommended 270mm of loft insulation, or more. Having sufficient loft insulation can help to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. With less energy needed to keep your home warm, it reduces your energy bills too!
You can learn more about the benefits of loft insulation in our other recent blogs.
Increase the Value of your Home
With sufficient home insulation, you can improve the energy efficiency of your home. Having a high energy performance rating can be an attractive feature when it comes to selling your home.
In addition, home storage space is equally a premium selling point. The more storage space you have, the more value you bring to your home.
Suitable for New Build Homes
LoftZone StoreFloor is the only raised loft boarding system that will not void your new build warranty.
It has been tested and approved by the BBA and is the only system in the UK to not only pass but exceed these requirements. Tens of thousands of new-build homeowners have installed StoreFloor in their lofts. Helping them to expand the storage space in their new homes.
No Risk of Damp
Often boxes are placed on top of the insulation in the loft to store them away. However, squashing your insulation can reduce the insulation’s performance leading to issues of damp, condensation and mould as the airflow has been squashed.
Correctly installed raised loft boarding using the LoftZone StoreFloor system creates an essential airflow gap between the insulation and deck. This protects the insulation, ensuring that it can work effectively to keep warm air in your home.
Discover the benefits of raised loft boarding!
Whether you fancy installing your own DIY Loft Boarding Kit or would prefer a professional loft boarding installer, you can discover the benefits of raised loft boarding for your home. Check out our recent reviews to see how others have transformed their lofts and home storage.
If you’d like some more advice, our team of loft experts are always happy to answer any questions. Give us a call on 01483 600 304, or drop us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.