If your loft is easy to access and has no damp or condensation problems, it should be easy to insulate – and in many cases, it is possible to do it yourself.
If access is easy and your loft joists are regular, you can use rolls of mineral wool loft insulation. The first layer is laid between the joists – the horizontal beams that make up the floor of the loft – then another layer is laid at right angles to cover the joists and make the insulation up to the required depth.
Boarding your loft for storage is one of the best ways to create space in your home. If you have insulation in your loft, then you can’t use it for storage without having loft boarding, or you’ll squash the insulation and reduce its efficiency. We use the Loft Doctor raised loft system, giving you an area of loft storage whilst protecting your insulation.
Don’t overlook how you are going to light your loft!
The right loft lighting will help you make the most of your new loft. Do you want natural light sources or would you prefer mains installed spotlights?
At The Loft Doctor, we can recommend what lights would be best suited for your space, source them, and install them quickly and with minimal disruption.
We work closely with you every step of the way. As the professionals, we offer you a fully itemised quotation that is free and with no obligation. Right at the start of your loft enquiry process, even with difficult items that are un-priceable without working drawings (such as steel beams and sizes etc.)
Throughout every step of the loft conversion design process, we work very closely with you, involving you at every step to make sure that the loft is designed, managed and built for the original agreed price that was discussed right at the very start of our working relationship.
Without a solid, stable loft ladder, you won’t be able to access your loft at all!
You will be able to choose a metal or a timber ladder, and decide what mechanism you would prefer, too: folding, concertina, sliding, or telescopic.
Our experts will advise you on what ladder would be best suited to your space depending on the size of your loft hatch and your landing.
A loft hatch is the first step into your brand new designed and fitted loft space.
At The Loft Doctor, we can either install a brand new loft hatch or adjust your existing hatch so that it is bigger or smaller depending on your needs.
Contact us today to find out more about what services we can provide to improve your property value, lower your bills, and add space to your home.
What is a raised floor system?
The Loft Leg is a unique design protected solution to avoid insulation compression when using your loft for storage. Government guidelines recommend that we insulate with 270mm of quilt insulation to achieve a U value of 0.16 (www.energysavingtrust.org.uk).
Thermal studies have shown that compressing your insulation can reduce its thermal properties by more than 50%. A 175mm Loft Leg fixed on top of a 100mm truss or ceiling joist provides a light weight, cost effective solution.
Developed by a team of engineers and designers the Loft Leg is strong, lightweight and easy to install. The Loft Leg is manufactured in the UK from recycled polypropylene, to ISO9001 standards and has been mechanically tested by independent experts.
Don’t just take our word for it – see what building.co.uk has to say about the issue.
Thinking of a loft conversion in your home to add more space and value? To help get you started, we take it from the top with pointers on design, planning rules, building regulations and finding the right solutions to undertake your perfect loft conversion.
We understand that people have busy lives and our aim is to make the process of extending your home as hassle free as possible. As part of this drive to deliver a first class service we offer individually tailored designs, along with a fixed price quotation from your approved plans.
The price we quote is the price you pay.
02. Professional Build
We aim to work in partnership with our Customers. On their behalf we appoint and liaise with trusted professionals to ensure that the final plans mirror what we have discussed and agreed. We offer complete visibility at all stages of the process and would never commence work without customer sign off.
03. Friendly and Reliable Service
At The Loft Doctor we believe that our service is unparalleled. In a market where trust comes at a premium we strive to deliver a service that exceeds our customer’s expectations. Appointing The Loft Doctor will renew your faith in the personal, quality led service that is sadly lacking across our industry.