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New Build Loft Boarding

Raised New Build Loft Boarding

We specialise in creating storage in new build lofts with our very own LOFT-E®

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All new build houses today have lofts that must conform to building regulations and government recommended loft insulation heights.

The LOFT-E® adjustable loft floor support has been designed to solve two problems when planning on boarding your loft for storage.

Firstly, boarding directly on top of your loft insulation is incorrect. Squashing or having to remove the existing loft insulation should never be done. Building above the insulation is now possible by using a product that is designed to last a lifetime. The LOFT-E® adjustable raised loft floor leg can not only raise the loft floor platform above the insulation level, but it can also account for variations in joist height.

Secondly, a problem that plastic products face in a loft are the consistent temperature changes, plastic softens during the heat of summer and therefore has the potential for the legs to buckle and the storage floor to collapse. This can also happen in the cold of winter with the legs getting so cold that they can become very brittle and can have a tendency to fracture, again leaving you with the same problem. Hence why we chose 100% recyclable steel.

New Build Frequently Asked Questions

Are you able to board your loft in a new build home?

The answer is yes! Having it done correctly will be perfect for storing items in your loft

Will boarding my loft void my NHBC warranty?

One of the most common questions we get asked is “Will boarding my loft void my NHBC warranty?” The answer is NO it will not affect your warranty as long as it is installed correctly. There are several reasons your builder may say otherwise with the following reasons: • It will squash the insulation – this is not true. • The roof trusses are not strong enough to carry the extra weight – the roof structure is strong enough. • It will cause damp – this is not true if done correctly with a raised loft boarding system like ours. • It will invalidate your NHBC warranty – correctly fitting loft boards using one of our raised floor systems will not affect your warranty.

Will boarding my loft void my NHBC warranty?

One of the most common questions we get asked is “Will boarding my loft void my NHBC warranty?” The answer is NO it will not affect your warranty as long as it is installed correctly. There are several reasons your builder may say otherwise with the following reasons: • It will squash the insulation – this is not true. • The roof trusses are not strong enough to carry the extra weight – the roof structure is strong enough. • It will cause damp – this is not true if done correctly with a raised loft boarding system like ours. • It will invalidate your NHBC warranty – correctly fitting loft boards using one of our raised floor systems will not affect your warranty.

How much weight can a new build loft take?

New houses constructed with loft hatches, built to British Standards are designed to carry 25kg per square metre of permanent load and 180kg per square metre of temporary load. Our floors are designed to hold more capacity than this. But we recommend sticking to this capacity.

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