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Loft hatch to small?
No worries we can replace, enlarge or move any loft hatch using a energy efficient building regulations draft seal and insulated plastic hatch or purpose build large opening wide tread ladder and hatch
Lost the use of your loft for storage?
Get your storage back. We have a specialist raised loft floor system that we can install so no need to squash or remove the insulation
Loft Storage Even With Tall Insulation
You're not alone - the vast majority of UK households use their lofts for storage.
But the extra insulation required to cut fuel bills and save energy makes it very difficult to use the loft space for storage. Many people put boxes on top of the insulation or, even worse, put boards down on top of the joists. This is a major no-no as, in both cases, the insulation gets compressed.
Squashed insulation doesn't perform very well! - the mineral wool loft insulation works because of the air trapped inside the insulation and if you compress it, the air gets squeezed out, making it much less effective. The only way to use a loft with the full 270mm of insulation for storage is to install a raised loft floor above the insulation. This is a low cost but essential addition if you want to store items in your loft and get the full benefit of your insulation. The LoftZone StoreFloor is the only system to do this which is cheap, easy to install and safe.
Safety and safe access to your loft
How can I make my insulated loft safe to walk on? Another common problem with a fully-insulated loft is how to then safely access items stored or installed up there. It is not just your possessions you'll want to access: water tanks, boilers, solar inverters all require maintenance from time to time.
But, once you have 270mm of insulation, you can no longer see the loft trusses and joists which means it is hard to safely walk or crawl in the loft: one wrong step and you could put your foot through the ceiling! Adding an area of raised loft flooring provides a safe and convenient way for homeowners, engineers and surveyors to access items in their insulated loft.
What's the solution?
The cheapest and simplest solution to the very common problem of storing items in a fully-insulated loft is to install a raised floor above the insulation.
The LoftZone StoreFloor is a lightweight, low cost, easy-to-install and very strong platform for storing items and walking on, while protecting the 270mm loft insulation and allowing it to save energy and cut fuel bills as intended.
The combined cost of insulation, the LoftZone StoreFloor and loft floor boards is still cheaper than the only other safe solution which is to lay rigid foam insulation on the loft floor and board above that. There is also no need to spend time cutting the foam to size nor worry about leaving air gaps.
Other products to raise the height of the loft floor don't work as well because loft joists are not evenly spaced, which means it can be difficult to secure the loft boards firmly on to them. Only StoreFloor has an adjustable beam which means that you can safely screw the boards down on to them, regardless of joist spacing.
The beam also allows you to bridge over any obstructions in the loft too.