We are all for Do It Yourself when maintaining our homes but there are some jobs where it just makes sense to call in the professionals. Loft boarding is definitely one of them!
Firstly, measuring up for the ladder has plenty of pitfalls. The ladder will need to fit the height of your ceiling and also fit into the loft hatch when folded. You will also need to take into account any clearance or pivoting space in the loft for the ladder once stowed.
Lofts are awkward spaces – we should know as we spend our working days in them. Generally speaking, lofts are full of wiring, pipework and odd angles. To accurately cut the boards to fit, you will need the appropriate power tools and be prepared to work in a tight space. You will also need to think about lighting and a temporary working platform so you don’t fall through the ceiling! You will also need to work around insulation, taking care not to compress it, which will reduce its efficiency and reduce air flow around the timbers. Stus’s Loft Ladders can raise the level of the floor and board over the insulation.
Less than a day to board the loft
When looking at the cost of DIY versus a professional job you should also factor in your time as well as the cost of materials and tools. Our experienced team can board most lofts in under a day and we take away any mess!