Maximise your loft: tips from Chandlers builders merchants
As builders merchants and suppliers of a vast selection of related materials and products, at this time of the year we see an influx of customers with home renovation and decluttering on their minds.
Spring is traditionally a good time to carry out cleaning and home improvement projects, but where to start? How about the loft – a space which is frequently overlooked and largely under-utilised?
Why the loft?
Many of us feel that our homes are increasingly overcrowded and packed full of things that we want to retain but don't need to use very often – from Christmas decorations, nostalgia and suitcases to discarded children's toys and hobby equipment.
Boarding out your loft space, which would usually go ignored, makes perfect sense for the majority of homeowners. To ensure that every bit of storage space is utilised safely and efficiently, consider our innovative Loftzone StoreFloor system.
Chandlers builders merchants on the benefits of Loftzone StoreFloor
We supply patented Loftzone StoreFloor – a unique raised loft floor, which is designed to provide safe loft storage, safe access and protect loft insulation.
Consisting of metal cross beams and recycled plastic supports which screw into the loft joists, it's the easiest way to create safe access to equipment in your loft while keeping your loft fully insulated to regulations.
Suitable for almost all lofts, including cut, purlin and truss-roofed types, LoftZone StoreFloor creates a light but incredibly strong system of raised beams which support a safe deck above your insulation.
Not only does Loftzone StoreFloor make use of the loft space but the installed system also:
- Tested to British Standards and BBA approved
- Protects insulation from becoming squashed and less efficient
- Reduces heating bills by saving energy
- Cuts CO2 emissions, so it is also beneficial to the environment
- Simple and fast to install and adaptable
- Award-winning product – 7 awards, including Ideal Home Show 'Ideal Inventor', BASF 'Innovation in Business', Citizens Advice Bureau 'Best Idea: Big Energy Saving' and Building & Construction Review UK 'Product Innovation Award'
- Tested in extremes of heat and cold
- Safe for use in lofts with unevenly spaced joists
- Easier and cheaper to fit than rigid insulation – doesn't contain chemicals which damage electrical cables, unlike most rigid insulation materials
- Promotes airflow to reduce condensation by leaving an air gap underneath the boards. (some other raised loft products aren't tall enough for this essential feature)
Chandlers: builders merchants supplying innovative materials for every project
As established builders merchants with several branches across the South East of England, we serve both trade customers and members of the public and offer a comprehensive range of products, including:
- Construction, insulation and building supplies
- Internal finishing products
- Groundworks and landscaping materials
- Kitchen design and supply (Chertsey branch)
- Bathroom design and supply (Lewes branch)
- Glass cut to size (Chertsey branch)
- Paint and paint mixed to order (Chertsey & Lewes branches)
- Electrical goods (selected branches)
- Tools and hardware
- Porotherm – the environmentally-friendly clay block system
- Sustainable building solutions spanning water, energy, green flat roofing and fabric
Please visit your nearest Chandlers Building Supplies depot or call us today