Our newer StoreFloor Compact is 159mm tall, which makes it suitable for lofts with less headroom, in cases when the householder is happy to have less insulation so that they have more room to walk around.
The original StoreFloor is 279mm tall which means you can have up to 250mm of insulation above your joists (plus whatever is between your joists) thereby ensuring you will easily meet Buildings Standards in the UK.
You can find out more information on the size and strength of StoreFloor and StoreFloor Compact, as well as links to lots of photos and videos on our FAQs page.
Both types of LoftZone StoreFloor can be fitted into almost all lofts, new and old, including cut, purlin and truss-roofed types.
Our StoreFloor Compact is 159 mm tall, which makes it suitable for lofts with less headroom, in cases when the householder is happy to have less insulation so that they have more room to walk around. Because newer houses usually have more insulation than this, StoreFloor Compact is thus mainly used in older properties.
The old way to raise boards above insulation, using timber, is no longer recommended. The timber is heavy, can’t easily avoid obstructions, doesn’t work with uneven joists and, importantly, acts as a ‘cold bridge’ letting heat escape through your insulation. In new properties, architects are not allowed to specify timber for this purpose any more, unless they add in extra insulation elsewhere to make up for the heat that escapes along the timber.