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 of a Loft in Wolston

For this job we did the following

  • Installed a heavy duty titan aluminium loft ladder
  • Custom built & installed hatch
  • Boarded out loft
  • Added top up insulation
  • Added shelving

In a detached house in Lammas Court, Wolston CV8

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Boarding Out a Loft and Adding Shelves in Stratford-Upon-Avon

This job was a straight forward run down the middle of the most usable part of a loft. We boarded out 2.4m/8m down the centre and added shelves either side to maximise the useable area in a 4 bed detached house, built in 2001 on Green Close, Stratford.

This job was done at the same time as the safety trap door as seen in the pictures. Please follow the link for further information on the door.

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Building a Floating Frame and Boarding Out a Loft with 300mm of Insulation in Bearwood

  • Boarding out a loft with 300mm of insulation

  • Building a subframe

  • Building a floating frame

In this new house this family wanted to board out the most useable part of their loft space. We suggested, as it was a new built house with a trussed roof, to concentrate on the area in the centre of the loft with most amount of head height space. Being a new house this loft was fully topped up with just shy of 300mm of insulation. It is important to remember that this must not be squashed down as is can lead to condensation issues. In order to allow the air to flow through the insulation, we build a subframe or a floating frame raised up at 300mm. This cavity allows the insulation to sit without being compressed in its normal position. This job was completed in a 4 bed detached, new built house.

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Boarding Out Loft with 400mm of Insulation in Wythall

This job was to part board out a loft in a brand new house. The issue here was that they had 400mm of insulation over the top of the roof joists. We did not want to remove any of their insulation but it is very important not to squash it down either as it can lead to condensation issues. Squashing it down can trap moisture- it requires space and airflow in order to breathe, and allow moisture to escape. In order to lay a floor we built up a subframe and floated the floor 420mm above the existing joists leaving plenty of room for the insulation to sit undisturbed. 

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

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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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