Products & Services
Here we have compiled a more comprehensive list of the products we supply and install. (Please note: we do not sell items directly we only supply with installation)
We provide all you need to make your loft a usable space.
Don't be confused by the term converting your loft for storage and a loft conversion. A loft conversion has a different set of rules that may require planning permission / building consent. If you intend to use your loft as a living area, i.e. bedroom
etc. you will require full building consent and a loft conversion company to do this work.
What do we do? We provide simple ideas to create a safe strong usable loft storage space so you can store your possessions, use as a hobby area, study ,etc. or for keeping stock or records for your business. There are many uses for loft storage and below is the full range of products and services we offer.
We also provide loft cleaning and loft clear-out services, insulation,
roof and wall thermal barriers, safety rails and balustrades and loft safety
working platforms for access to service equipment in your loft such as
Heating Boilers, Water Tanks, Audio and Visual Systems, Computer Networks
and Solar PV units.
We install fixed location easy stow-away aluminium and wood loft ladders, concertina and telescopic ladders.
We can also provide ladders with handrails and spring loaded assistance ladders.
We can enlarge your existing opening, relocated to another room or replace your existing loft hatch to comply with latest requirements and give you better access to your loft.
We can supply and install the latest building regulations style loft hatches that are draft sealed and insulated with multi locking points to help seal the hatch properly.
The standard size hatch is 726mm x 566mm this is a perfect size for loft access with a fitted ladder.
We can also do extra long wood hatches with spring assisted door with an attached wood folding ladder with wide tread steps, idea for those who need a larger access to the loft or simply just to make it easier to get in and out of the loft as a wood ladder feels safer and give more confidence to those who do not like climbing standard metal ladders with rungs.
Remote Controlled Automated Electric Loft Ladders
Yes we actually do install remote controlled loft hatches.
They are fully automated and starting from unlocking the hatch to full extending out the ladders.
A luxury or keeping up with the Jones's?
well for those who use their loft more than most or for those who struggle with their ability
to open and close it just makes life a lot easier for anyone to get in and out of the loft.
We do simple automatic loft hatch opening type with manual ladder pull down or the fully automated loft hatch opening and fold out ladder
Loft Boarding Sub-frames
We are approved installers of LoftZone StoreFloor the 270mm raise three component stilt and beam
loft boarding sub-frame to help raise your storage floor above your insulation to avoid having to remove or squash the insulation.
We also install raised and suspended wood sub-frames that can raise or strengthen the existing
ceiling to any height or to suspend a floor in your loft when the StoreFloor
system will not fit.
In some older properties we may require to suspend a timber sub-frame
before any weight can be added to your loft. Fitting timber battens or cross
fitting additional wood joists will not always do especially if the
sub-frame being installed cannot be support. Installing a sub-frame directly
to the existing joists without some additional support will not only cause
problems in the future but will cause the extra load to be direct bearing
down on your ceiling joists and this is not safe or good building practice.
All newer style trussed roof properties can have LoftZone raised loft
sub-frame and boarding installed directly providing we can fasten to at
least 4" deep by 2" wide joists.
On older houses we will have to install a suspended and support sub-frame
using the internal walls and main purling's to hang the frame where it may
put pressure on the existing ceiling joists. Its almost like a floating
floor so this will avoid added weight on your existing ceiling which its not
designed to take.
We use 18mm high density particle board loft panels which are designed for both strength and easy of installation.
They measure 1220mm x 325mm so they are easy to move around your home without
the need for huge full size clumsy boards.
They interlock on the length and rest together on a supporting sub-frame so as to make a smooth strong floor to walk on or store on.
They are always screwed down so you can remove them if you need to get
underneath for service reasons.
We install loft light switches, bulbs and fluorescent tube light.
You can have as many bulbs or tubes as you like if one is not enough.
If you need just a basic light in your loft just choose a bulb if you
need more light (up to 10x more) then choose a tube light.
Why it's important to insulate your loft?
Most people know it is important to insulate your loft, 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.
Millions of people in the UK haven't yet insulated their lofts to 270mm, and the two main reasons for this are the need for storage and safe access. `
What will it cost if I can't get a grant or government deal?
Its not expensive to insulate your loft and the money you can save over the next few years will more than pay for it, invest now start saving on your energy bills in the future.
Prices start from as little as £277 for a small two bed terraced house 100mm top up of glass mineral wool with a 2.25m²K/W Rvalue and 0.044W/m²K Uvalue using 80% of recycled materials
A complete 300mm loft insulation 100mm with 200mm across from empty starts from around £599
All prices include materials, fitting and only 5% VAT (Reduced rate for energy saving products)
Loft Safety Rails & Grab Bars
To avoid accidents by falling down a loft hatch we can install balustrades for around the loft hatch, grab rails to assist getting in to the loft and we can build a railing around the outside of the boarding to prevent anyone walking off the boarded area.
We take loft safety very seriously so if you feel you need a little extra
something just to help you get in and out of the loft don't' hesitate to
We can build almost anything out of wood so a simple wood rail or
balustrade are not expensive.
A grab rail is a great addition to any loft especially at the point at
the top of the ladder where there is nothing else to hold on to. A simple
grab rail will help you with your balance and make you feel allot safer
getting in and out.
Mini Loft Conversions
You can use your loft for any storage needs or even light hobby use without planning
permission and may not even require building consent providing its not to be used as a living habitable area, i.e. bedroom etc.
(We always advise you consult you local building authority if you are
considering a loft room just to be on the safe side)
If it purely for storage, study, hobby or store room then we can offer a mini loft conversion
or a luxury loft room.
These rooms are thermally sealed and dry-line plaster boarded (no plaster
They mainly consists of: Loft floor strengthening raised /
suspended timber sub-frame, loft floor boarding, wood loft ladder and extra
long hatch, foil thermal insulated stud partition walls and roof rafters all boxed in room with air vents, extractor fan, lighting, plaster boarded
(dry lined no skim required) skirting boards and loft door access to the remainder of your loft from just £2000+ (Survey required)
Read more here
Contractor Safe Loft Access Platform
The gas man, the solar panel guy or any contractor who requires access to your loft can under new regulations, refuse to climb in a loft that isn't boarded or is not accessible or safe to work in.
What does this mean?
You need to provide safe loft access to any serviceable equipment fitted
in your loft space. There must also be good lighting and a safe working platform and walk way
in all areas to and around the equipment.
We can provides any type or shape of working platform access in your
Roof Dust Cover
We can install a breathable membrane which is attached to your roof
in layers to stop any debris, dust and SPIDERS falling down on you and your possessions.
Old roofs that have not been re-roofed with felt or membrane are most prone to this as they still have the old mortar attached to them which use to seal the slates to the battens.
This can be a real problem with your stored items as it can endlessly keep falling down and covering your possessions in old mortar and dust.
So to stop this we can fit a dust membrane in the boarded area above your
things so as to protect them from this.
Loft Roof & Wall Foil Insulation
You may want to use your loft for a little more than storage.
A loft is a cold place in winter and a hot place in summer so the solutions is reflective thermal barrier fastened to your roof to deflect the cold and heat generated by you roof.
The temperature deference between hottest and coldest in a loft can be
huge, a thermal barrier like this one can reduce the extremes considerably
to achieve a more stable loft temperature.
You can even have simple timber frame work put up so you can have the same thermal reflective insulation wrapped around your loft to create a luxury storage room.
Loft Cleaning Services
So what is this service all about?
Older properties suffer allot from cobwebs and cement constantly dropping from the roof especially if its never been re-roofed and this can make a real mess on top of your loft insulation or stored items.
What we do at Loft Boarding NW is to clean out your loft get rid of the cobwebs and clutter so its nice and tidy and ready to turn in to a useable storage space.
Also in some case if you apply to get new insulation through a government scheme the company installing the new insulation may request that the loft be cleaned out as they may refuse to lay down on top of old insulation.
So not to worry we have specialist teams dedicated to clearing out lofts and preparing them ready for new insulation and or storage boarding.
Even if you do not qualify for a FREE insulation scheme we will still
insulate your loft fully or top-up services at a huge discounted price, so we can do the whole thing for you.
We can even put up breathable roof lining to stop any further dust or cement dropping down.
Loft Content Removal Services
So what is this service all about?
Over the years we store many things in our lofts, some things are long forgotten and never to be found again.
So Loft Boarding NW are really good at helping you find all your long lost treasures by digging them out for you so you can have a good rummage through everything once again.
Dispose of what you don't need and then we can put everything back in your loft nice and tidy.
Maybe you've been thinking of getting your loft professional boarded out so you can store things properly but the thought of getting everything out of your loft for the work to be done is just not possible or you just don't have the time or inclination to spend all weekend doing it.
Let us do it all for you.
We not only remove all the content of your loft for you to go through we can also get our specialist loft boarding team to come and install a professional built strong loft storage platform, light, ladder and alter you hatch in required and even increase your existing storage area.
Call our central enquiry number for the northwest area on 01254 879040
or e-mail us