The Benefits of Boarding a Loft:
1. More Storage Space:
That’s a no-brainer! Boarding out a loft (or part of it) increases the area available to store boxes, appliances, sporting equipment, unused furniture etc, without having to balance it all on the joists! The loft of a typical semi-detached home in Britain offers around 40 – 50 square meters of space, so why not make the most of it?
If you currently rent a storage space, loft boarding is an even more attractive option – save yourself a pretty penny in rent and enjoy the convenience of storing your belongings under your own roof!
How many times have you clambered around in the loft space, worried that you’ll slip off the joist and put your foot through the ceiling of the room below?! Installing loft floorboards will remove that safety hazard and allow you to move around easily and safely within your loft space.
3. Increased Energy Efficiency:
A lot of heat is gained and lost through the ceiling of your home and laying loft boards is a great way to add an extra layer of thermal protection to your home. While you’re at it, you might consider topping up or replacing ceiling insulation, or opting for insulated panels to take your energy efficiency to the next level.
4. Increased Home Value:
Homes that offer great storage solutions are on buyers’ bucket lists. Whether you decide to go all out and do a complete loft conversion or settle for simply laying loft floorboards, you’ll add to the resale value of your property.
5. Sound Proofing:
adding an extra layer above your head will help to dampen noise from outside. If you live in a high-traffic area or in the flight path of an airport, simply boarding out a loft could dramatically reduce noise pollution and increase the comfort of your home.