Loft Boarding,
Ladders & Hatches


The Loftman Company offer a wide range of safe access and storage solutions for your loft.

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Loft Boarding, Ladders & Hatches - Derby

The Loftman Company

As the leading loft specialist in the UK, we have over 25 years of experience in delivering exceptional service to the people of Derby. We have conducted over 30,000 installations in that time and regularly receive 5-star reviews on Trustpilot.

Our main services are loft boarding, loft hatches and loft ladders as we aim to improve access and storage facilities in your loft. No loft is the same and we will work to your requirements and keep you informed at every stage of the process.

We use high-quality and energy efficient materials so you can be sure that anything we do is built to last as well as not having a negative impact on the local Derby environment.

What we do

Our loft boarding services have seen us lay in excess of 450,000 metres of flooring, so it is fair to say that we know what we are doing when it comes to boarding lofts in Derby. It doesn’t matter what size, shape or condition of the loft you have, we can board it and improve it in just a few hours.

In addition, we can install a new loft hatch or a new loft ladder to make access into and out of your loft much easier, especially if you are carrying something large. We can even add in NICEIC approved electrics, better insulation or even a velux or keylite window, making the space even more usable.

Loft Services

We’re passionate about helping our customers in Birmingham make better use of their properties, with services including:

If you need a strong and stable floor for your loft, then look no further. Our 18mm thick boards are also moisture-resistant and manufactured in Scotland from a high-density high-performance material.

Boarding your loft will leave you with more usable floor space and you no longer need to negotiate beams and hesitantly tiptoe across so as not to fall through the gaps. Our loft boarding support systems come with a lifetime guarantee, rest assured we won’t void any new build house warranty either.

Loft hatches may previously have been known for being draughty and letting all the warm air escape from your Derby home. Not anymore. Our loft hatches use airtight fixings and are made of insulating material such as expanded polystyrene and different thickness levels of polyurethane, so your house will stay warm and cosy.

We can enlarge the size of your loft hatch to make it easier to access with larger items, as well as ensuring it is flush to the ceiling and drops down smoothly and easily with no effort required on your part. We will travel to you and measure out the hole for your loft hatch properly in advance, so there are no surprises on the day.

A decent loft ladder is not to be underestimated. Our range of pre-manufactured or bespoke loft ladders can be fitted to your existing loft opening and will fold or slide away into a compact space to leave you more room for storage of other items.

Made of wood or aluminium, our loft ladders come in a variety of sizes and rung widths, and with or without an added handrail, so that your safety can be made a priority. Whatever you are thinking of for your loft in Derby, we will be able to find a loft ladder that works for you.


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If you’re considering adapting your loft to suit your requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience. A member of our friendly team would be delighted to discuss the options with you.

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Why Choose The Loftman Company?

Read some of our reviews on Trustpilot and you will see that we are a company that goes above and beyond to keep our Derby customers happy. Many jobs only take a few hours and we will be in and out without causing any disruption. We even clean up after ourselves too!

Our team of installers is friendly and efficient and will answer any questions you may have, while the rest of our knowledgeable team is only a phone call away and can offer help and advice whenever you need it, and will find something that suits your needs.

We’re proud of the great results we achieve for our customers in Derby and beyond. When you choose to work with The Loftman Company, you benefit from:


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From new builds to post-war era homes, we’ve done the lot! Check out some of our past projects below.


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What We Do

Our Other Services

Whatever you need for your loft, The Loftman Company are here to help. We are the leading loft ladder and flooring specialists in the UK with a team of experts ready to help you with all your loft needs.

Loft Balustrades

We offer a full range of Loft Ladder Balustrades and Grab Rails that really help you safely access your loft space.

  • A rail of 1m in height that runs around three sides of the ladder opening.
  • Fits most hatch openings from 500mm to 750mm.

Raised Loft Flooring

Required to ensure a gap is maintained between insulation and boards, controlling humidity and avoiding fungus forming.


As a NICEIC registered company with over 20 years of experience, we offer a great range of Electrical services for both domestic and commercial properties.

Loft Extras

From grab rails to loft insulation, here at The Loftman we can provide a wide range of loft extras to further enhance your loft access and storage space.


Frequently Asked Questions

Interested to learn more about The Loftman Company and our wide range of loft services? Take a look at our most commonly asked questions below.
For storage purposes, loft boarding doesn’t require you to have planning permission and is totally within your permitted development rights. However, if you’re turning a loft storage space into an actual living space afterwards, then this will require permission and compliance with a different set of regulations to ensure safety and protect your relevant warranties.
The floor joists in a loft can carry roughly 40 kg per square metre, so ensuring you keep your stored items under this will maintain the strength of your joists. It’s crucial to not overload your loft boarding to avoid the chance of any cracks in the ceiling below while protecting the joists from cracking – so try to spread out the weight in your loft as best you can.
It’s very important to us that our team have the required insurance, training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out. Such as Asbestos identification, working at height and managing risk through detailed assessments. This ensures we provide outstanding service and deliver your project safely.
If we wanted to ruin your loft insulation, we’d use standard loft boarding. But as loft experts, we steer clear of nailing loft boards directly onto joists, as this will just compromise the amount of airflow that passes through the layers of flooring and will eventually cause too much damage to the property.
If you are currently using this space for nothing, then loft boarding will almost certainly increase the value of your property. It’s said that installing loft boarding can add up to 50% more floor space, especially when combined with our range of fitted ladder options that fold and collapse.
When fitted properly by trained experts, loft boarding cannot in any way damage a property. On the other hand, if a new flooring system is fitted incorrectly, it can create a world of problems. For example, standard loft boarding can lead to a build-up of damp and heat loss throughout the home.
No, loft boarding is not expensive, espeically when you consider the energy saving potential and reduced heating bills.
Most lofts are perfectly safe, so don’t worry! But if you live in a pre-war-era home or you just need extra peace of mind before going ahead, we offer Structural Calculations and Certificates so you can get an indication of the maximum load limit.


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The Loftman Company use only high-quality products that come with manufacturers and our own company guarantees.