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July 7, 2022

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Loft Boarding

A boarded loft is a type of loft conversion in which the floor of the loft may be raised and supported by beams, joists or other supports, and then covered with boarding. This provides a flat, level surface on which to store items or lay down insulation. 

Loft boarding also helps to keep the heat in the loft space, making it more energy efficient.

Boarding your loft is a practical and easy way to add extra storage space into your home, improve energy efficiency, and increase the value of your property. However, there are safety concerns to be aware of if you plan on starting a project like this yourself.

We advise that you make sure you understand all the risks involved before proceeding. Be sure to consider a consult with a professional beforehand. With proper planning and execution, boarding your loft professionally can be a simple and rewarding procedure.

Simple benefits of boarding your loft

There are many benefits to having a boarded loft, including extra storage space, improved energy efficiency, and increased safety. 

A boarded loft can also make your home more valuable and easier to sell, as it provides potential buyers with an additional usable space. 

If you’re considering a loft conversion, boarding your loft is a great option to consider. At Eco-loft we have packages starting from less that £1,000 (depending on your loft size). 

Most conversions can be professionally completed within a couple of days.

Does boarding loft increase insulation?

Yes, boarding loft increases insulation by keeping the heat in the loft space and making it more energy efficient. Boarding also helps to protect stored items from dust and pests.

Is it expensive to board a loft?

The cost of boarding a loft will vary depending on the size and type of boarding you choose. Generally, the cost for a basic loft boarding conversion could be less than £1,000. Take a look at our standard package for more info.

How long does it take to board a loft?

The time it takes to board a loft will vary depending on the size and complexity of the job. A simple boarding loft conversion could be completed within the day, while a more complex conversion could take much longer.

Do I need a loft ladder to access a boarded loft?

Yes, you will need a loft ladder to access a boarded loft. Loft ladders are available in a variety of sizes and styles to suit your needs.

What are the safety concerns with boarding a loft myself?

There are some safety concerns to be aware of when boarding a loft, such as the risk of falling if the boards are not installed correctly or if the ladder is not used properly. 

It’s also important to make sure that any stored items are securely fastened so they don’t fall and injure someone. To reduce the risk of injury, it’s always best to hire a professional to install your loft boarding and ladder.

Loft boarding is one of our fastest and most simple loft conversions we do here at Eco-loft. It is a very cost effective service and our team have been doing this day in and day out for many years. For more info, please see out standard package page and get in touch.

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