How to prepare for a loft storage conversion
Moving items into your loft is one of the best ways to declutter the house – but if your loft isn’t properly prepared then your possessions can become damaged. Below we look at a few ways you can prepare for a loft storage conversion.
For your items to be stored safely your loft needs to be fully insulated. This not only keeps your items free from damp and mould, but it can also help to reduce your energy bills by stopping the heat from escaping through the roof. The insulation is laid between the joists and rafters and should be done by a professional to avoid any damage to pre-existing boards or putting your foot through the ceiling.
Boarding helps keep everything neat and tidy but also allows you to walk across the loft space freely without having to step over boxes or exposed insulation. Loft boarding is great as it fully maximises the loft space right up to the edges.
Now you have the boards down you can think ahead and plan how you want to store your items in your loft. You could have shelves to keep things off the floor or have built-in cupboards for the larger bulkier items.
There is nothing worse than trying to balance on an unsteady ladder, not only is it dangerous but you can also damage the walls when carrying it through the house. Installing a loft ladder directly into the hatch is a convenient way to access your loft storage freely. The ladder is secured so that when you open the loft hatch the ladder can be extended hassle-free.
Lastly, the loft hatch is there to support the ladder but also to conceal the entrance keeping it unobtrusive. The hatch will come in a range of sizes depending on the access and your personal requirements such as if you need to store large items up there.
Why use Ecoloft?
Our team has been installing and creating practical loft storage spaces for years. We have a range of loft storage packages to choose from with the deluxe package being a popular choice. This package enables us to add extras such as Velux Windows to additional lighting as well as creating hand-crafted storage cupboards to give your loft space that ‘luxury and bespoke’ touch.
We work closely with you to ensure that the loft space and storage are to your requirements, and at the end of the project, you will have a fully functional, clean, and efficient loft space. For more information about the deluxe package, you can get in touch with the team here. Alternatively, you can call us on 0333 323 2284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org