Boarding your loft has many benefits, from increasing your floor space for storage, adding value to your home, reducing heat loss through effective insulation and more. But can your loft still be boarded even if it has a low ceiling?
Put simply, yes. Whether the home is new or old, the roof type is cut, purlin or trussed and even those with low ceilings – almost all lofts can be boarded. But first, there are some things to consider.
Considerations of Boarding a Low Ceiling Loft
To make the most of your low ceiling loft space, you might be tempted to install standard loft boarding, but it’s important to consider that this comes at the cost of your insulation. Not raising the boarding over your insulation and resting it directly on top can result in dampness and mould forming, reducing the thermal effectiveness of the insulation, not to mention can damage the property and cost you a great deal in repairs.
It’s essential to allow a small gap above your loft insulation to allow airflow to pass through the loft underneath the boards. To avoid these problems, at Instaloft, we exclusively install raised floor loft boards that elevate the flooring above the insulation so it isn’t squashed under the weight of the boards.
But if you’re working with low loft ceilings, you may be concerned that the raised flooring will minimise your headspace even further. Worry not. You can still get the great benefits of raised boards with our compact alternative.
Compact Loft Boards for Low Ceilings
LoftZone offers an innovative and fully patented product that raises the boards using a strong platform structure to allow the insulation to work as intended while providing 50% more floor space in your home that can hold an impressive 500kg of weight per square metre.
Their smaller StoreFloor Compact is an award-winning loft boarding system that works in the same as the original raised loft boarding but at a slightly reduced height. The compact loft boards system is 159mm tall and suitable for insulation up to 100mm above your joists.
The compact loft boards are lifted by a sturdy engineer-grade recycled plastic tri and uni-supports that hold up a supportive structure for the boards to be laid on top of. The compact loft boards system is quick and easy to install, meaning we can transform your loft into a safe storage haven in just one day.
It is an ideal solution for homeowners with less headroom wanting to make the most of the storage space in their loft while also ensuring their insulation is working effectively to protect their energy savings. It enables plenty of room to move around the loft and navigate your way around your stored belongings with ease, unaffected by the low ceiling.
Make the most of your loft space today!
At Instaloft, we are proud to be one of the leading installers of Loftzone’s StoreFloor. Having installed their raised system in thousands of homes across the whole of the UK.
Get in touch with our expert installers to find out which will best suit your loft space so you can revolutionise your home’s storage while helping to save money on heating bills. If you’re interested to see how else we can assist in turning your old, dark and dangerous loft into a usable and spacious storage area, check out our range of custom loft packages.