WHY LOFT BOARDING?
Why Install Loft Boarding?
We are very proud to use floor boarding of the highest quality which is 18mm thick and moisture resistant. Manufactured in Scotland, CaberFloor P5 is a high density, high-performance flooring panel that is thoroughly durable and highly moisture resistant, the board offers precision and stability and is an excellent surface for floor laying projects.
Loft boarding has the potential to add a huge 50% more floor space to your property, which is a great perk to consider if you think you’ll be selling in the future.
Getting professional loft boarding enables safe and convenient access, which adds extra value to your home because accessible loft storage space is known to boost kerb appeal.
Hiring a professional loft boarding company like The Loftman Company will guarantee that you’re making the most out of your insulation for years to come, and if you live in a New Build Property, they will ensure that you don’t risk voiding your NBHC Insurance.
Why Choose The Loftman Company?
The Loftman Company are one of the UK’s leading loft specialists. We specialise in all types of loft installations in Cambridge, including loft ladders, new and enlarged loft hatch openings and loft flooring. With over 25 years of experience, whatever your loft needs – we’re here to help.
As proud installers of energy-saving products, our intention for every project is ‘the conservation of fuel and power in buildings.
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We are very proud of our Trustpilot reviews and consistently achieve excellent 5-star ratings in Cambridge
Our Award-winning loft boarding systems carry a Lifetime warranty and will not void your NHBC warranty.
That’s right! We’re fully insured and qualified to provide loft services. Plus, we have been accredited by some big names in our industry.
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How Does It Work?
You can enjoy all the benefits of your newly installed loft flooring in just three simple steps.
Book A FREE Quotation
We’ll provide a free no-obligation quote, which promises to beat any like-for-like offer you may have received from another loft boarding company.
Our installation team arrive on the day and begin your new energy saving installation – The team are incredibly conscious of working in your home and will lay dust sheets throughout the working area to minimise any dust or debris collecting (The team are fully Covid 19 compliant at all times)
Enjoy Your New Loft Space
After just a few hours of work, your new loft boarding will be installed and waiting for you to store all your belongings secure and safe from the elements.
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Types of Loft Boarding
We can install four types of flooring support systems to raise the loft boarding above the insulation (50mm – 350mm), maintainaing airflow and avoiding the risk of condensation from forming.
(Raising by 175mm)
Developed by a team of engineers and designers, the Loft Leg 175mm system is very strong, lightweight and when applied correctly, reduces stress on floor & ceiling joists. As a result, a much greater load can be stored safely.
Loft Leg XL
(Raising by 300mm)
Just like the shorter Loft Leg system, but in XL. This 300mm stilt allows your insulation to remain at the Government recommended thickness, ensuring your homes thermal insulation level is maintained or in most cases improved.
Loft Leg & Timber Cross Brace
(Raising by 275mm or 350mm)
Timber cross brace can also be combined with LoftLeg to provide a support system we developed in house. We use this method in areas where we have a combination of factors to overcome, this could be different flooring levels or even new extensions leading into existing older loft spaces. There are many different ways to apply this method, but we always ensure the one we advise you with is the very best approach.
(Raising by 300mm)
The LoftZone flooring system creates a very strong platform using lightweight raised beams. The beams slide along and sit on top of Triangle supports which can be used to overcome any irregular spacing between floor joists.
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The Loftman Company use only high-quality products that come with manufacturers and our own company guarantees.
Frequently Asked Questions
Interested to learn more about The Loftman Company and our wide range of loft services in Cambridge? 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.
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 in Cambridge ready to help you with all your loft needs.
We have tried and tested a wide range of loft ladders, which has given us the experience to select the very best types available to suit all applications.
We have a variety of drop-down loft hatches that incorporate several design features to make use much easier, whilst providing energy cost savings in the home.
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.
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.
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