Floating a Frame Over Insulation in a Truss Roof Loft in Northfield

New build houses always have a lot more insulation in the loft as regulations have increased significantly over the years. It is now common to see a minimum of 270mm of insulation in the loft and often we see 400mm. The only way to keep this amount of insulation in place and intact when boarding out a section, is to float a frame over the top. It is very important not to squash down the insulation. You want to allow air to circulate so that moisture can escape.

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We floated a timber frame 450mm over the ceiling joists and laid an 18mm tongue & groove chip board floor. 

This floor boarding job was done in a newly built house.

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Boarding Out a Truss Roof Loft (With Floating Frame to Get Over Insulation) in Halesowen

This customer wanted his loft boarded but had a lot of insulation and the roof structure made it difficult for him to move around. We fitted his loft out with a robust floating frame system, allowing the 270mm of insulation underneath it to breath and have air-flow. This is really important to reduce the risk of condensation building up in the roof. We also installed a 3 stage Youngman Easy-way loft ladder and UPVC hatch for easy access. 

This job was completed in a newly built, 3 story town house.

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Loft Ladder, Hatch & Flooring Kings Norton

Standard combination package deal: Aluminium Ladder, UPVC hatch & 12ft/12ft of flooring.

This was fitted in a 2 bed, 1970's semi-detached house.

Loft boarding and loft ladder

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Loft Boarding, Safety Fence, Balustrade / Hand Rail fitted in Northfield

This lady wanted her loft boarded out and a new loft ladder fitted. We raised the floor to float it above the insulation, boarded it out with an 18mm tongue & groove flooring system and fitted her a 3 section aluminium Titan loft ladder. Because of the height of the ceiling we also installed a custom built safety fence and hand rail to help the operation of getting into and out of the loft safely.

This job was completed in a 4 bed, mid terrace house.

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Loft Boarding, Loft Ladder and Loft Hatch in Shirley

This job was very common and is a simple way to achieve a great storage space for all your bits and bobs. We floated a frame in a new built, truss roof house, over the top of the insulation and screwed into place an 18mm tongue & groove floor system. We finished this job off with an extra large custom built hatch and a strong 3 section aluminium loft ladder.

This was completed in a new built, 3 bed terrace..

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Relocating a Loft Hatch and Installing a Timber Bi-Folding Loft Ladder and Flooring in Evesham

This was a typical relocation job. We relocated the hatch to a bedroom where there was enough room for the ladder. We also fitted 8sqm of loft boarding on a 150mm raised frame. 

This work was completed in a 4 bed detached house on School Street, Honeybourne, Evesham, WR11 7PL.

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Boarding Out a Loft Around Truss Beams in Welford-on-Avon

This house had an inverted truss roof which made it difficult to use as a storage space because of all the diagonal trusses in the loft. We floated a timber frame 300mm above the exsisting ceiling to allow the insulation to sit without being squashed. Cutting out around all the trusses is a long and slow process but once complete, makes this space very usable.

This was done in a 5 bedroom detached house in Welford-on-Avon, CV37.

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Boarding, Insulation, Custom Hatch and Aluminium Ladder Installed in Loft in Sutton Coldfield

At this house, we raised the floor height 170mm, floated a frame, added top up insulation, boarded out an area of the loft and finished it off with a new hatch and 3 stage aluminium ladder.

This was in a 3 bed semi detached house on Laneside Avenue, Sutton Coldfield, B74

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Floating Frame Over 420mm of Insulation and Fitting Boarding Down the Centre of Truss Roof in Leamington Spa

This lady wanted her loft boarded out but had a lot of insulation and the roofs internal structure was trussed, making it difficult to negotiate. We floated a frame above the insulation level with a robust system of joists, thus allowing the 420mm of insulation underneath it to sit without being squashed down and so it was able to breathe. This is really impotant to reduce the risk of condensation building up in the roof. We also installed a 3 stage Youngman Easiway loft ladder and custom hatch for easy access. 

This job was completed in a newly built, 4 bed detached house.

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Installing a Custom Hatch & Ladder Plus Flooring in Kingstanding

This is an example of fitting a custom built hatch and 3 stage Easiway Youngman loft ladder in a 1950's terrace on Dormington Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham, B44.

These guys wanted easy access and extra storage in their loft. They had 200mm of insulation which they did not want squashed down so we built a floating frame over the top of their insulation and boarded on top. This allowed adequate room for the insulation and loft to breath.

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Fitting New Hatch & Ladder Plus Flooring in Birmingham

This is an example of fitting a new hatch and 3 stage Easiway Youngman loft ladder in a 1930's terrace on Gracemere Crescent, Birmingham, B28.

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Deluxe Package Installation in 3 Bed House in Kings Heath

What we fitted:

  • Raised the level of the loft up 230mm on loft leg frame

  • Boarded out useable loft space

  • Installed loft wrap dust proofing membrane

  • Fitted a timber bi-folding loft ladder

In a 3 bed, 1970's period, detached house.

This job was the full deluxe package that Empire Lofts offer. We had to raise the floor level up 230mm to accommodate the insulation underneath without squashing it down. We did this using our unique timber loft legs to raise the new joists into position. We boarded out the loft with standard 18mm P5, moisture resistant boards, fit a timber loft ladder and finished off the job with some lights and our loft wrap- a dust reducing membrane. 

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Loft Ladder, Custom Hatch, Insulation Top Up, Boarding and Lights in Worcester

This job shows how easy it is to turn your unused loft space into a clean, safe, habitable space to store your suitcases, Christmas tree, old records, etc:

  • Boarding out a loft in Victorian terrace house
  • Raising loft floor to accommodate insulation
  • Enlarging the loft opening
  • Installing a larger custom built hatch
  • Fitting a 3 stage aluminium loft ladder

in a 3 bed, Victorian terrace house on Ostlor Drive, St John's, Worcester

This old loft space was dusty and full of rubbish and unsafe to walk on. We laid a frame across the existing ceiling joists, insulated the cavity with 100mm of Earthwool top up, laid 18mm P5 moisture resistant tongue and groove loft boards. We also fitted a fix point 3 stage loft ladder, a custom drop down loft hatch and a light. 

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Loft Boarding in Oldbury, Birmingham

Here is a great example of:

  • Boarding out a loft in a new build house
  • Boarding around an inverted truss roof
  • Raising loft floor to accommodate insulation
  • Fitting a timber folding loft ladder

in a modern, four bed, detached house: Taylor Way, Oldbury, Birmingham

This job was a great example of how you can utilise even the most cluttered of lofts to create great small spaces to store your bits and pieces.

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Building a Small Storage/Cinema Room, Hall Green, Birmingham

This was a small loft room project, a perfect example of:

  • Loft boarding
  • Insulation fitting
  • Roof window installation
  • Timber bi-folding loft ladder

in a 1950's, 3 bed, semi-detached house: Highfield Road, Hall Green, Birmingham.

This was the perfect little cubby hole space to turn into a "man cave" / cinema room. We boarded out this space and skimmed it to create a great area to retreat to after a long day. We added a window for ventilation and some natural light, but installed black out blinds that are necessary for that pitch black cinema experience. We insulated the entire room with 50mm extratherm boards to help keep it warm in winter and cool in the summer.

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Basic Loft Storage Room in Solihull

This is a fantastic example of our basic storage room packages.

  • Boarding out a loft with 18mm P5 moister resistant tongue & groove boards
  • Building internal stud walling
  • Extratherm insulating body panels 
  • Plaster boarding and skimming
  • Installing a timber bi-folding loft ladder

in a 5 bed, detached house on Dorridge Road, Dorridge, Solihull

This family wanted a clean, sealed storage room to store the treasured belongings. There specification was to create a safe , bright, dust free, warm environment which they felt comfortable to climb up into. They wanted to store important files and photos and precious keep safes like wedding dresses & designer hats. They did not intend to use the space as a living space and so we offered them a basic storage package which suited there needs perfectly.

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Loft Boarding, Raised Floor, Boarding Over Pipes in Warwick

This boarding job was a great example of how you can board out your loft around and over pipes safely:

  • Boarding out a loft with 18mm P5 moister resistant tongue & groove boards
  • Raising the floor level to accommodate water pipes
  • Raising loft floor level 200mm to accommodate insulation
  • Installing a UPVC loft hatch
  • Fitting a 3 stage aluminium loft ladder

in a 3 bed, semi-detached house on Claypitts Boulevard, Warwick

The couple that owned this property were concerned that they wouldn't be able to use there loft space as there were water pipes running across the ceiling level, We demonstrated how it was possible to raise the level of the loft floor to cover over the pipes safely, including leaving access points at stop taps. We also removed the tongue and groove system from every third board for quick access to any part of there loft, instead of having to pick up the entire floor in the case of an emergency which require access to the pipes. All of our boards are screwed down into place to ensure they are easy to bring back up again if needs be

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