The Loftman Company provides a wide range of loft boarding services in Lichfield, including standard loft flooring and raised loft boarding.
Why The Loftman Company?
The quality of your loft flooring installation can affect a number of factors within your property, so much that if you don’t choose a recommended professional then you may face more fees later down the line and even a reinstallation.
At The Loftman Company, our loft boarding is a premium quality, affordable service that brings an extra level of safety and quality to your loft or attic space. We provide loft boarding in Lichfield and surrounding areas.
Therefore, if you would like to know more about our services, or you would like to arrange a free, no-obligation survey from one of our expert team, get in touch with us today and we’ll be more than happy to help.
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Our loft flooring systems comply with British Standard BS6399 part 1 - 1996 Loading for buildings: dead and imposed. British Standard BS5268: Part 2: 1996 which is the standard that covers the design of timber members. General rules and good practice will be checked against the guidance provided in the Approved document- A, Building regulations 2010 and NHBC guidance. On request, we are able to provide a structural calculation with a certificate.
We install loft flooring of the highest quality in Lichfield. Our commercial sized 18mm, moisture-resistant, P5 grade chipboard flooring makes for the perfect surface for your loft. The grooved nature of the flooring means that we can install a solid, continuous surface without any gaps, using screws for the installation so any future need for cabling can be easily accommodated.
Besides standard loft flooring, we also provide raised loft boarding in Lichfield.
Nowadays maintaining airflow is more important than ever, especially with the variety of household technology responsible for creating a humid, moist environment - consider your cooker, tumble dryer and shower, for example, are causing a lot of vapour in the air. This has resulted in the need to leverage the airflow and control the moisture in our homes.
It’s recommended that the gap between the loft floor and insulation is more than 50mm, which for standard boarding methods is not possible. If ever a loft has been boarded directly onto the joists or subframe, or even just too close, they will begin to rot over time and become unsafe, and that goes for the structural timbers too.
This is because the air doesn’t get the chance to fully cool down before it hits the timbers and boarding and creates a layer of moisture that struggles to dry, gathering more and more dampness as time goes on. A large majority of people do squash their insulation to create storage or access platforms, doubling the u-value and heat loss. Some people will even choose the space over insulation outright! This in time causes property damage and higher heating bills.
Protects insulation from being squashed and damaged.
Suitable for New Builds, unlike standard loft boarding
Ensures no thermal bridging, which prevents the build-up of damp
When providing raised loft boarding services to new build houses in Lichfield, we must use the Loft Leg method of installation. This method is required in new build houses where the insulation is so high above the existing joists and there are no load-bearing internal walls, the cross-bracing method simply won’t suffice. This method is used to elevate the floor above the existing insulation by 175/300mm. This method ensures the existing thermal insulation level is maintained and your U-Value is not compromised.
It also provides protection against stress on the ceilings beneath and allows a small gap between the insulation and flooring for air to circulate. A 175mm/300mm Loft Leg fixed on top of a 100mm truss or ceiling joist provides a lightweight, cost-effective solution.
Developed by a team of engineers and designers the Loft Leg is strong; lightweight and manufactured in the UK from recycled polypropylene to ISO9001 standards and has been mechanically tested by independent experts.
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Loftzone Store Floor Installers Lichfield
Award-winning LoftZone StoreFloor creates a lightweight but incredibly strong system of raised beams that supports a safe deck above your insulation. It’s the easiest way to create safe access to equipment in your loft, or simply to generate storage space while keeping your loft insulated to regulations.
The patented StoreFloor loft storage system consists of only 3 parts: The metal Cross-Beams, which you screw the boards on to, and the recycled plastic TriSupports and Uni-Supports, which screw into your joists and carry the load. Strong galvanised steel cross-beams The Cross-Beams make the raised deck safe to walk upon and faster to install. Beams are the only safe way to support flooring, and allow you to avoid inevitable obstructions on joists such as pipes or wiring. Other legs or stilt products are unable to do this.
Store Floor is much lighter and faster than using timber to raise the loft floor and is a better insulator too - keeping your heating bills down. Designed to promote airflow to reduce condensation StoreFloor leaves an air gap underneath the flooring, to prevent condensation.
Can You Board A Loft In New Build Houses?
Read our recent blog about why Lichfield New Builds need raised loft flooring, as well as the benefits you'd gain for both New Builds and pre-1975 properties.
If the existing floor joists are not strong enough to take normal loading requirements, or you intend on using the loft to store extra heavy loads, we can install new loft joists adjacent to the current ones to provide additional load capacity.
Loft Boarding In Lichfield
As the UK’s leading loft fitters, we offer highly recommended loft services for old and new homes across the entire Lichfield region, including areas such as:
✅ Darwin Park
We specialise in all types of loft installations including loft ladders, new and enlarged loft hatch openings, loft flooring, loft insulation, loft lights, loft storage rooms and Roof Windows. With over 25 years of experience, whatever your loft needs - we're here to help.
Getting your loft boarded to a high standard has a range of benefits. The main one being you can add flooring to your loft, which opens up a wealth of options for a previously unoccupied space. With a new room to play with, you’re now able to store many other household items and begin to effectively declutter other areas of your property.
Your newly boarded loft could potentially be the start of a full renovation but is most definitely the first step in increasing the amount of space in your home (sometimes up to 50%) and therefore the overall value of the property.
Professionally boarded lofts are much more capable of retaining heat, as they create another obstruction for any heat that’s trying to escape, and often, suitable insulation is installed at the same time to ensure maximum energy efficiency.
When you get your boarding installed for storage, this is not something to be concerned about, you don’t need permission to create storage space. However, if you are thinking of starting a larger project like converting your loft into anything from a bedroom or a lounge to a games room, this is considered extending the living spaces – for which you will need planning permission for.
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