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Floor board brackets attached to an attic floor, on top of insulation.

How much of my attic space am I able to board?

If you’re deciding to increase your attic space, knowing how much you’re able to board will be the first point of call. You’ll likely already know how much space you’ll want to be boarded in order to reach your optimal storage capacity. If so, other areas such as headroom, access and bearing energy saving in mind will be the next steps.

The planning stages

Planning the stages of the attic space optimisation within the initial brainstorming of the decision-making process is key. Early on, you’ll have an idea of the requirements which you’ll want the attic space to meet. Once this task has been ticked off the list, the evaluation of the attic itself will be next.

Key structural and accessibility areas will need to be taken into account before the attic space construction can commence.

  • Headroom
  • Attic layout 
  • Structural strength

These areas are key to ensuring your attic is safe as well as being efficient for the use which you’ve chosen.

Headroom

If you have a relatively shallow roof, attic space may be slightly limiting. If so, whilst ensuring your boards are raised for energy-saving benefits, LoftZone StoreFloor Compact will be the route for you. Slightly shorter raised attic board mounts will encourage airflow, similar to LoftZone StoreFloor, reducing the compaction of insulation which could raise energy bills. 

Attic Layout

Somewhat linking to the headroom topic, the overall layout of your attic could cause issues with the boarding process. We suggest boarding the most valuable areas with the aim of storage within your attic space, reducing cost and lowering stress on the beams.

Structural Strength

In some cases, the strength of your beams could present issues during the attic boarding process. Typically this is more so within older properties. If this is the case, our expert installers will be able to shed light on ways to get around this issue, if you choose to receive external assistance.

Gaining extra storage space

For many, the addition of extra storage space is key to reducing clutter and increasing the useability of space within the home. The attic space is the first place to consider when looking for extra useable storage. 

At LoftZone, we offer a variety of options to improve the useability of your attic space once it has been boarded. Options of box storage or even clothes storage are key to using the space with a high level of efficiency in mind.

Options for your attic

There are a varied number of solutions which are ideal for most attic spaces. Typically, box storage is one of the most popular. 

The materials and offers from us at LoftZone will ensure you’re able to create optimal use of your space. Attic shelving, ladders, various board types and replacement insulation create a safe place, minifying the issues of dampness once installed properly.

Get in touch

Get in touch today and we’ll be able to help advise the best course of action for your attic space and assist with putting you in touch with one of our experts. Our professional installers are perfect if you’re looking to carry out the project but leave the manual labour to someone else! 

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We are now AtticZone!

Our US site has recently undergone a rebranding from LoftZone to AtticZone, but don’t worry if you’re looking for our UK site, you can still find it at www.loftzone.co.uk.

Take a look at our rebranded site, we’re sure you’ll love it as much as our Attic boarding!