Can this system be installed in any house or just new houses?
The LoftZone system is ideally suited to newer more modern built houses circa 1960 to date, those usually have a trussed supported roof. For houses with thin weaker joists like older terraced or detached there are other options, see this link
My builder told me I cant have loft boarding put down?
This is not completely true, but they may not be aware
of the LoftZone raised loft floor system. Most home
builders are not keen on someone just laying boards down and removing or squashing the insulation, this is why they do not want you to board your loft. But with LoftZone
StoreFloor you can,
and the products used are BBA approved and comply to
British Standards and building regulations part L & K.
Will this system void my builders warranty?
We adhere to any new and existing building regulations and it is installed to the highest of standards and care and absolutely no structural compromise to the existing structure
of the roof, ceiling or insulation, in fact it will add extra support.
Also with it being BBA approved its a recognised product within the building industry which complies to all required tests, checks and build regulations and will not affect your NHBC or similar new build home owners warranty.
Is it more expensive that traditional methods?
Comparing it metre for metre, materials and labour to install it works out less to construct the LoftZone system than a wood raised area. also its lighter and required less materials than wood so this makes the whole thing quicker to install saving on
materials and labour costs.
Is it strong and safe to walk on?
Yes, very strong and will take several people and many storage boxes. Its safe to walk on and store on.
What is the maximum area that can be boarded?
There is no limit, this system is modular and any size storage area can be created. Have half done now and half done later, the choice is yours, no limits!
As a bonus this system can easily be removed and transfer to another house utilising at least 99% of the existing system saving you a fortune starting all over again.
Is there a minimum required for installation?
This does depend on the rest of the package.
If you have a ladder, hatch and light as part of the installation the minimum we can install is around 4m² (2m x 2m square or similar).
But you can have any size that suits your exact requirements.
So why cant you just remove the insulation to board?
This is not good practice and frowned upon by the industry. Your insulation is their for a very good reason and that is to keep your home warmer for longer using less energy to heat it up therefore saving you lots of money all year round.
Start removing insulation and you will notice the difference immediately when your bills start to come in.
The same goes for squashing the insulation although it will still have some thermal properties its efficiency can be reduced by more than 50% when it is compressed and turns it from a breathable material in to a sponge for moisture so mold will develop if you suffocate your loft insulation.
So can this system be used just to provide an access platform for my boiler or solar equipment?
Yes it's not just about storage in your loft you may have electrical equipment up there, solar panel controllers, boilers, TV & Satellite equipment, computer networking or security systems and so on, we use our lofts more than we used to with new equipment and devices coming along.
The important thing is to make sure you have created a platform the service of this equipment. Some companies can refuse to work in an unsafe loft and request you have a platform fitted. So LoftZone is the ideal system to use we can create not just storage areas but walkways and working platforms to.
So is there an approved list of LoftZone installers?
Yes there is a list of approved installers for the UK.
Loft Boarding NW are the official authorised installer for the Northwest of England (Click here for more information or to arrange a FREE no obligation survey)
If you're not in the Northwest area please do not hesitate to contact us so we can put you in the right direction of a local approved LoftZone installer
Do you issue a guarantee with an installation?
Yes we do offer a 5 year guarantee on all work, including loft ladders, hatches and lighting (Excluding bulbs)
Can you install other loft storage related products?
We install packages consisting of raised and strengthened boarding on a LoftZone or dual timber supported sub-frame, ladders, hatches (alteration or enlarging), lighting, sockets, loft shelving, top up insulation, roof liner dust sheets, balustrades, safety rails, electric loft doors and ladders, extra long wood loft doors and wide tread ladders, mini loft conversions for hobby rooms and study areas.
Do you have a main website I can visit for more information on loft storage?
Yes we have our main loft boarding for storage website
full of information about everything loft storage related
Please visit http://www.loft-boarding-nw.co.uk