Ecoloft have several loft flooring methods that we use to create a strong loft floor with adequate space in between for insulation. Your loft flooring and its structure is one of the most important parts of your project, each loft is marginally different and generally falls into one of 4 categories.
1 – Cross Braced Flooring Network – This is the easiest and cheapest method that involves the use of C16 or C24 graded timber of various sizes.
2 – Hung loft floor – This method is generally for habitable conversions and comprises of inserting steel beams onto pad stones that are pocketed out of the internal walls and after bolting on a wall plate we then hang the timbers between the 2 joists creating an independent loft floor.
3 – We bolt a timber wall plate to an internal party wall in the loft, and then as per the Hung Floor, we fix joist hangers and span graded timber joists off the wall plate to another wall plate on the other side. This method is again mostly used in habitable conversions but sometimes used to future proof any further projects.