A somewhat mainstream request that we receive here at Manchester Loft Converters is the ability for us to board your space. As a project, loft boarding is mainly helpful for setting up your loft space for the future conversion into another room. In other circumstances, it is utilized to include a storage room inside your home allowing you to securely store things. For example, keepsakes and personal family heirlooms, or even only gifts from the past. Some additionally utilize it just to store Christmas items like tinsel or baubles for the holiday!
As a project, loft boarding has turned into a surprisingly mainstream service that we now offer here, and now we have progressed toward becoming specialists at loft Boarding. We feel that we have turned into the best and most skilled to do it in the Manchester, United Kingdom and surrounding areas of Manchester such as Trafford, Moston, Pendlebury, Failsworth, Cheetham Hill, Stretford, Prestwich, Swinton, Eccles, Droylsden, Rusholme, Burnage, Salford and Withington, among others.
Loft Boarding Process
A few clients are keen to know what exactly it is we do while boarding a space, and how we really do it as a project, so we will talk through the procedure with you for you to understand it better. When we have measured the loft, and begun to understand the specifics of the work that needs to be done, we will complete the measuring and calculations and start to set up the boards that will be set into place on the loft. Boards for the loft are often, pre-bundled by distributes in two general sizes, which means we should be able to guarantee the correct required size and board that is needed for your space.
We will likewise then need to ensure that the boards that we will use themselves are sufficiently thick enough for your loft for the most effective loft boarding, and for the boards to be as safe for you to use. This is typically done since if you choose to use your space as a storage room or any other type of room, they will require to be as fit for purpose as possible. At that point, we will (if needed) refurbish the hatch of the loft and place a staircase or ladder of some type. This is to ensure that you have an access point to the loft which is practical to use but also safe.
The boards for your loft will then be set to guarantee as much quality, sturdiness and security to guarantee your safety and the safety of the loft. The issue with amateur carpenters boarding the lofts floor is that frequently they can trap wires while setting the floor up, or put the boarding up in a way that leaves points that are weak. It has additionally been common for novices to improperly lay the boards up in a non-staggered position, leaving the floor to be much more unsafe than you may realize. Putting the boards down incorrectly is just asking for the boards to be damaged due to any possible weak points.
Why should I board my loft?
People normally board their lofts for numerous reasons. Customers often do it to create more storage space within their properties to keep items or personal keepsakes safe or out of the way while others will wish to turn it into a new bedroom or bathroom for the family and raise property value. Being experienced professionals, you can ensure that we will board your lofts to suit the needs and requirements for the room you would like to create, and we will even be available to convert your loft completely in the future, or even directly after we have completed the boarded your loft. This service can be a useful way to increase available storage space within the home which is also important if you decide to sell the home later down the line. If you would like this service or any other service done by a professional and experience team, please call Manchester Loft Converters right away!
Other loft boarding tips
Something that you must in mind when boarding lofts is to ensure that the newly converted loft room will be insulated properly (or for those who wish, otherwise). Many make the mistake of using an incorrect type of board which could mean that the wood isn’t as thick as you need it to be for your loft or the room you want to create instead.
You might even not put enough boarding on the floor down which is a severe problem. It is also possible the opposite can be an issue, with some others making the boards way too thick, which will mean the room will not become properly insulated. This will stop heat from being trapped in the room and circulated, and instead will allow cold wind which would be bad for a bedroom. That is why the size and length of the room becomes a major factor when boarding a loft, and why we here at Loft Conversion Manchester ensure to correctly measure the boards for the room and places safely.
The final and easiest step when boarding the loft is to ensure that the boards themselves are going to have as long a shelf life as possible. Complete attention and care will be taken when drilling the holes for the screws into boards, while screwing them into the floor individually which will ensure that they are lined up safely and securely with the centre of the joist. If you do this incorrectly, it could mean there is a disaster waiting to happen to your loft, financially and possibly physically. Also, if you decide to fill the room with common inventory or heavy equipment and even appliances, it does mean that the loft will need to be structurally stable. Therefore, you should call a professional for any loft conversion projects.
Call us here at Manchester Loft Converters for a free quotation, or fill out the form on the right and we can email you back right away! We can work in and around Manchester, United Kingdom, such as Trafford, Moston, Pendlebury, Failsworth, Cheetham Hill, Stretford, Prestwich, Swinton, Eccles, Droylsden, Rusholme, Burnage, Salford, Withington and more so call us today on 01614109870!