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Roof Window Ideas for 2018

The days are gone when a loft was regarded as a dark hole you rarely dared venture into. To use it for valuable extra storage, though, you’ll need to see where you’re going when you’re up there. You could install electric lighting, of course, but natural light is not only more pleasant and more energy… Read more »

How to Create Storage Space in Your Loft

Most of us need more storage space, as the stuff we accumulate over the years constantly expands. Short of moving to a bigger home, which can be prohibitively expensive, the best solution is to board over your loft to create a whole extra level for storage. Boarding Your Loft The simplest way of turning your… Read more »

Why Loft Boarding Is Better Value than Self-Storage

If you’re boarding your loft, you probably want to increase the amount of storage space available. But is this really the best option? What about using a self-storage facility? Self-storage has its place, of course. On the whole, though, boarding your loft is not only a more convenient solution, but also a more cost-effective one…. Read more »

How to Design Your Own Loft Package

Have you ever thought about having your loft boarded but given up in despair because none of the packages on offer meet your needs? The loft packages most companies have put together are designed to suit the most common specifications, but the reality is that no two lofts are exactly alike. You don’t have to… Read more »

What Are the Benefits of Using Loft Boards?

Why should you get your loft boarded? There are numerous benefits of using loft boards, and here are just a few. Giving You Easier Access Whatever you’re using your loft for, balancing on the joists can be precarious. One false move and you risk putting your foot through the ceiling. Quite apart from the risk… Read more »

How to Tackle Rising Energy Bills with Loft Insulation

It seems that energy costs never stop rising, with more increases on the skyline. Shopping around may save you a little, but broadly speaking the large energy firms all charge roughly the same. Cutting consumption can reduce your bill, but that’s unwise during a cold spell like the recent “Beast from the East”. So what’s… Read more »

Introduction to Loft Boarding Above Deep Insulation for Storage

Boarding and insulation are perhaps the two most important things you can do for your loft.  Unfortunately, they’re not obviously compatible, since the government-recommended depth of insulation tends to come well above the joists. This makes it difficult to lay boards and keep the insulation effective. Fortunately, there is a solution. The Pros and Cons… Read more »

Does Loft Insulation Make a Difference?

At one time, we’d pump heat into our homes and accept that much of it would be lost. Today, though, we’re far more aware of the impact of wasted heat on everything from the bank balance to the environment. There are many places to insulate your home, but the loft is the single most important…. Read more »

Are Loft Boards Safe?

If you have an unboarded loft, walking over exposed joists calls for a balancing act. Missing your footing could lead to injury, or even putting your foot straight through the ceiling below. But how much safer is a boarded loft? Can you really trust your weight to wood laid over the joists? Boarding Your Loft… Read more »

Which Loft Insulation Is Best?

Insulating your loft can prevent large amounts of heat escaping through your roof-space. The Energy Saving Trust estimates that insulating the loft of an average house can save between £150 and £250 on your energy bills — and, of course, this reduces your carbon footprint, too. There are many kinds of insulating material on the… Read more »