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11 Things to Consider About Loft Storage

a basic loft storage space

The space at the top of the house has traditionally been used for storing things we want out of sight and out of mind — like Christmas decorations for the eleven months we don’t need them. In fact, whether you go for simple boarding or a full conversion, your loft can be a sophisticated storage… Read more »

The History Of Loft Insulation

Home Insulation Through the Ages From the Egyptians keeping their homes cool to the Greek invention of cavity walls and asbestos, or the trick in many colder climates of sealing gaps with mud, homes have been insulated for thousands of years. Insulation techniques improved from the need in the Industrial Revolution to protect pipes in… Read more »

Which Type of Loft Insulation Is the Most Effective?

types of insulation

If you have a loft then you definitely need loft insulation. Besides cutting your carbon footprint, effective loft insulation can slash your heating bills by up to £250 a year. Plus, making your home more energy-efficient could increase its value by 14%*. There are a few main types of insulation out there for you to… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Loft Ladder

If you’re intending to use your loft for any purpose it goes without saying that you need a means of accessing it. For a conversion as a fully used room, you’ll really need a fixed staircase, especially if children or older people are going to access it. If you’re simply using it for storage or… Read more »

Loft Conversion or Loft Boarding, Which One is Right for me?

top hung roof window with woman working

Many of us are looking to increase the options in our home by making more use of the loft, whether we simply board it over or go for a full conversion. If all you want is a boarded loft for more efficient storage, there are few restrictions. If you’re going to convert the loft into… Read more »

How Much Does It Cost to Board Your Loft for Storage?

A loft with boarding on floor and under roof

Most of us need extra space at home right? Whether it’s to store the clutter we don’t want to get rid of or to have a dedicated space for pursuing a hobby. The ideal unused space is the loft, but bare joists aren’t good enough for safe access and falling through the ceiling is no… Read more »

Why You Should Only Use LoftZone in a New Build

We at The Loft Boys recommend the LoftZoneTM StoreFloor system for a wide range of lofts, but for lofts in new builds it’s essential. Why? Well, the short answer is that it’s the only system of its kind that the government has approved for new builds throughout the UK. The longer answer is the many… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter with Loft Insulation

With winter on its way, if not here, we’re all turning up our heating to make sure we don’t freeze at home. This can get expensive if you’re losing a lot of heat through the roof, but insulating your loft will pay for itself within a year or two, and grants are sometimes available. Cold… Read more »

All you need to know about loft ladders

Have you ever accessed your loft by climbing on an unsteady stepladder (or, worse, standing on a chair) and hauling yourself up? It’s not only dangerous, it’s also ridiculously difficult. With a fitted loft ladder, on the other hand, you can climb straight up easily and safely. It makes sense to have a loft ladder,… Read more »

Achieve Easy Loft Storage With LoftZone

The first time I put my foot through the ceiling whilst reaching for the Christmas decorations, my wife handed me my toolbox, the hoover and stayed at her mother’s for the evening whilst I sorted it out. The second time I did it, she didn’t come home for a week… That is why I created The… Read more »