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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Fitting a 3 Section Aluminium Loft Ladder & Boarding Out a Loft in Dorridge

In a 3 bed, semi detached, 1960's house, we fitted a new 3 section loft ladder and 100 sqft of loft boarding.

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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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Building a Basic Storage Room in Yardley, Birmingham.

These people wanted their loft space to be as clean and friendly as possible but were on a strict budget. Empire Lofts were able to offer them a basic storage room package to make it a decent space to store there precious belongings . The package included:

For this particular house, we were able to supply and fit all the above for £1855. 

This storage room was created in a 3 bed, semi-detached house on Berkeley Road East, Yardley, B25.

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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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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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Installing an Aluminium Loft Ladder and More in Evesham

This was another classic example of a young family needing a little more space to store their bits and bobs. We fitted a UPVC drop down loft hatch, an aluminium loft ladder and some boarding around the roof trusses in a 2 bed semi.

Very simple clean job, perfect for quick and safe access.

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Loft Storage in Garage in Olton

This lady wanted us to fit out her garage loft space, as well her main loft in her house. Both had Fakro LWK timber bi-folding loft ladders and needed boarding out of the main sections of each loft.

The Fakro LWK loft ladder worked perfectly in her garage and on the upstairs landing, creating quick and safe access to both loft spaces. This job was In a detached, 3 bed  1990's style house.

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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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