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February 4, 2022

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What’s the difference between loft storage and a loft conversion?

Creating more storage space in the home is one of life’s main goals. We’re all hoarders at heart and the thought of getting rid of our possessions is difficult.

Many people think that to create this extra space they need to do a loft conversion as opposed to just boarding the loft. In this article we look at the difference between the two.

Loft Conversions vs Loft Boarding

When people talk about a loft conversion it usually means transforming the entire space and turning it into a habitable space.

That means it will need to have planning permission and is usually dependent on building regulations. It will need to have a proper staircase as well as the necessary ventilation and fire escape.

Loft boarding on the other hand is simply creating additional storage space. Many lofts don’t have the required space to be able to store things safely and avoid them getting damaged by mould and damp.

Loft boarding can also help reduce your energy bills as proper insulation is fitted underneath the boards.

Benefits of loft storage

If you don’t have a budget to cover the cost of a full loft conversion, then boarding your loft is the next best thing as you don’t need to have planning permission to do it. As the loft is underutilised it makes the perfect place to store your possessions.

Evenly distributed weight

When we undertake a loft storage conversion here at Ecoloft we ensure that weight is distributed evenly between the joists. This means that the floor can take the weight of heavier items.

It will be energy efficient

Most of the warm air that is generated in your home escapes through the roof if its not properly insulated.

At Ecoloft we have several packages such as the Therma Loft that is specifically designed to stop heat escaping and keep the cold air out. This means that no condensation is trapped, and the risk of mould and damp is reduced.

It will add value to your home

Any renovations that you do to your home will increase the value should you come to sell it in the future.

Homebuyers will always look at the amount of storage a property has and can often be the deciding factor as to whether they purchase it.

Which package is best for you?

Ultimately it will depend on your budget and what you want to get from your loft storage. We have several packages which you can find here.

If you would like any further information about them why not schedule a virtual call with one of the team today.

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