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, 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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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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