The Best Raised Attic Storage
Systems For New Houses
The LOFT-E™ is a heavy
duty raised loft floor system, the only all metal adjustable
raised loft floor system in the UK.
These strong supporting legs allow for descrepencies in
joist alignment commonly found in modern houses. Will allow
you to adjust the raised sub-frame to get it level
without compromising the insulation below. To find out more
about LOFT-E™ raised loft floor system click the button below.
The LoftZone StoreFloor is
designed for light-weight loft storage in new build houses.
Ideal for creating a 270mm raised loft storage floor above the
insulation without compromise.
Height is none adjustable and consists of three components, plastic tri-support, uni-support and a steel cross beam.
To find out more about the LoftZone StoreFloor and how it works
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The LoftZone Raised Attic Storage System It's Perfect For
New Build Houses
Manchester Boarding is a LOFT-E™ LoftZone factory
approved company in the North of England. This system, when installed will allow your attic to keep its insulation
level high and for your home to remain energy efficient.
At UK Loft Boarding Ltd we specialise in installing raised loft storage solutions.
The LoftZone Storefloor Enables compliance with Part L. This system has won many
awards over the years including winning ideal inventor at
the Ideal Home Show. The LoftZone raised attic floor is lightweight, low cost, quick to have installed and provides
a very strong platform for storing items and walking on,
while protecting the 270mm attic insulation and allowing it
to save energy and cut fuel bills as intended.
How can I use my insulated attic for storage?
The most cost effective and simplest solution to the very common
problem of storing items in a fully-insulated attic is to
install a raised floor above the insulation.
The LoftZone raised floor system protects the insulation
underneath it and allows for very important airflow to
reduce the risk of damp and mould forming, and provides a
strong floor for safe access or storage, you can walk on it
and store on it.
In most cases, depending on how, it can be installed in just a day with
minimal disruption to your home by our very own qualified
and factory approved LoftZone installers.
Why it's important to insulate your attic
Most people know it is important to insulate your attic,
because if you don't, 25% of your heating bills go out
through your roof. The Government recommends that everyone
insulates to a depth of 270mm if they use rolls of mineral
wool insulation (this is the fluffy stuff you see in most
DIY stores, and is the most cost-effective solution). It's
cheap and relatively simple to do this, it will pay for
itself rapidly, and it will help you to feel warmer in the
winter and cooler at night in the summer.
of people in the UK haven't yet insulated their attics to
270mm, and the two main reasons for this are the need for
storage and safe access.
Now we have the solution for this, you can have attic
storage and still effectively insulate your attic.
I want to insulate my attic, but what can I do with all
my stuff up there?
You're not alone - the vast majority of UK households use
their attics for storage. But the extra insulation required
to cut fuel bills and save energy makes it very difficult to
use the attic 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 attic insulation works
because of the air trapped inside the insulation and if you
compress it, the air gets squeezed out, making it much less
The only way to use a attic with the full
270mm of insulation for storage is to install a raised attic
floor above the insulation. This is a low cost but essential
addition if you want to store items in your attic and get the
full benefit of your insulation. The LoftZone raised attic
floor is the only system to do this which is cheap, easy to
install and safe.
Safety and safe access to your attic
How can I make my insulated attic safe to walk on? Another
common problem with a fully-insulated attic 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 attic trusses and joists which means it is
hard to safely walk or crawl in the attic: one wrong step and
you could put your foot through the ceiling!
an area of raised attic flooring provides a safe and
convenient way for homeowners, engineers and surveyors to
access items in their insulated attic.
What's the solution?
The cheapest and simplest solution to the very common
problem of storing items in a fully-insulated attic is to
install a raised floor above the insulation. The LoftZone
raised attic floor is a lightweight, low cost,
easy-to-install and very strong platform for storing items
and walking on, while protecting the 270mm attic insulation
and allowing it to save energy and cut fuel bills as
The combined cost of insulation, the
LoftZone raised attic floor and attic flooring panels is still
cheaper than the only other safe solution which is to lay
rigid foam insulation on the attic floor and board above
that. There is also no need to spend time cutting the foam
to size nor worry about leaving air gaps.
products to raise the height of the attic floor don't work as
well because attic joists are not evenly spaced, which means
it can be difficult to secure the attic boards firmly on to
them. Only the LoftZone system 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 attic too.
Eco Answers, in partnership with The Carbon Trust have
carried out an extensive consumer survey of the need for a
raised attic floor.
There were 6,000 participants and the highlights include:
82% use attic for storage
78% greater than half full
76% say attic storage is important or essential
65% have fully or partially boarded their attic
65% would consider having a raised attic flooring
Only 15% understood that boarding over existing
insulation damages it
These problems are common
Renewable Energy Installations
Renewable energy systems such as solar PV, solar hot
water and heat recovery systems require equipment to be
located in the attic space such as inverters, trunking and
These all require safe access to the attic for both
installation and maintenance. The RLFS will assist with this
problem and could be viewed as an enabling technology
opening up the attic space for these beneficial uses.
So how can I get this installed in my attic?
LoftZone installer network covers 90% of England.
Manchester loft Boarding are the only Northern factory approved installer (a UK Loft Boarding Ltd Company).
All you have to do is call our office on 0800 8799967 to
arrange a FREE no obligation survey to determine your exact
requirements and provide you with an immediate fixed price
quote. If you are satisfied with the price and
requirements we can arrange for a certified and approved
LoftZone installer to come and install your raised attic
floor system and boarding along with your other requirements
e.g. ladder, hatch, light, top-up insulation, safety rails
You get a 10 year guarantee on everything we
install along with our commercial PLI insurance so you have
complete peace of mind your are dealing with a professional
top quality company. Any size of attic can be done as this
system is modular so we put it all together on site to fit
your attic space. In most case, depending on how much
boarding you require, it can take just 1 day to install and
with minimal disruption to your home.
If you require a quote for your LoftZone raised attic
floor requirements simple call us on our central enquiries number for Manchester and surrounding areas is FREE to call
or you can e-mail us by clicking here