Clearing clutter is the #1 reason for loft boarding in Stratford-upon-Avon

We board around a hundred lofts a year. We always ask our customers what they want out of their loft space to help them decide how large an area to board. Here are our top four customer reasons for wanting to create loft storage:

#1 – clearing clutter in a particular zone

Whether it is the spare room or a garage, many customers have an area of their home that has become a dumping ground. For multiple reasons, whether a guest coming to stay or just getting sick of looking at ever-growing piles of stuff, this is often the motivation for customers to get professionals in to create loft storage.

#2 – creating space in living areas

This reason is more about decluttering all around the home, rather than one specific area. By opening up storage possibilities, customers can make space in wardrobes, clear shelves and move piles from corners of rooms to create a more streamlined space.

#3 – first owners in a new build property

Often one of the first jobs that owners want to get on with in new build properties is to board the loft and create some extra storage space.

#4 – already using an unboarded loft for storage

We think this one is a bit of a shocker, but we come across it frequently. Too many people are already using unboarded lofts for storage by balancing boards or offcuts of wood across joists. Thankfully we are called in because they have come to their senses and realised that wobbling around in the loft with the risk of putting a foot through the ceiling is not a good idea!

No-obligation quote

Whatever the reason, we are happy to provide a no-obligation quote for loft boarding in Stratford-upon-Avon and within a 20-mile radius from our Warwickshire base. Contact us now through the webform or email us at stuart@stusloftladders.co.uk

Lightweight and economical – why these homeowners in Stratford and Redditch chose an aluminium loft ladder

Whether for cost reasons or space considerations, aluminium is the often the best option for a loft ladder. Not only are aluminium ladders more economical than timber or telescopic, they are also incredibly lightweight.

We’ve written before about the reasons many people choose a wooden loft ladder, but as in everything in our homes, the choice depends on the setting and the usage it will receive.

This week we have fitted aluminium ladders in two different settings that perfectly illustrate this point.

Aluminium loft ladders ideal for smaller space in Stratford-upon-Avon

In Stratford-upon-Avon, we fitted an aluminium ladder in a three-storey modern property. Space on the landing was tight and this fact, coupled with the need to keep costs down, led the homeowners to choose aluminium.

Keeping costs down with an aluminium loft ladder in Redditch

In Astwood Bank near Redditch, the owners of a four-bed detached did not have the same space considerations, but also chose aluminium. Their choice was once again budget led. As they only needed to access the loft infrequently to fetch Christmas decorations etc., aluminium provided the quality that they needed at a price that would also match their budget.

For homeowners who only want to go up to the loft a half a dozen times a year and who will not be carrying particularly heavy items, an aluminium loft ladder is a great choice.

Plastic loft hatch adds space

In Astwood Bank the customer decided to spend extra money on improving the overall loft access by replacing their old hatch with a new plastic one. This change increased the loft opening by four inches making the whole process of accessing storage more comfortable.

A plastic loft hatch appeals to many of our customers as it provides a totally finished appearance with no future painting or repainting required.

You can find out more about the full range of loft ladders we fit here.