Does loft flooring affect my new home warranty?
Posted on 12th August 2020 at 11:37
So you’re getting the keys to your brand new home and starting to think about the task of moving all your things. You don’t have as much storage space as you used to so where will everything go? Perhaps all your grand plans for the garage gym/study/man-cave/Swedish sauna will need to go on hold while you move things there ‘temporarily for sorting later’. (We’ve all been there.) Your warranty might be the last thing on your mind.
“What about flooring the loft?” you innocently ask the salesman, gazing at the 900sqft of beautiful, open space. He rolls his eyes and tells you that using your loft for anything at all apart from fresh air will absolutely, definitely, completely invalidate your 10 year warranty. Don’t even go up there, don’t even look at it, I’m not sure why we even gave you an access hatch…
This, I’m afraid, is nonsense. You can board your loft for storage – and building regulations actually requires boarding to be laid in a loft which has maintainable equipment needing to be accessed.
No loft is too complicated
In many new build homes, we often see a complex arrangement of roof support beams which would faze or even seem unworkable for some boarders but not for us! The adjustable support beams on the sub frame allow us to work with even most uneven of joists and beams.
All of our employees show a high level of craftsmanship on even the most complicated loft spaces to get the maximum storage space possible for our customers.
How to Maximise Space in a Small New Build Loft
Some New Build loft spaces don’t have the biggest square footage with support beams limiting the usable space even more, however this doesn’t mean your loft space is unusable. Truss shelving is a great way to maximise storage space, utilising previously redundant space while also creating easy-to access storage points. The truss shelving installed by The Loft Access Company are extremely strong and will support nearly anything you wish to store, including suitcases and much more.
We ensure all parts of our installations are strong and safe. From the loft flooring to the loft ladders, loft lighting and truss shelving, we leave nothing at all to chance! The Loft Access Company have over 22 years’ experience in all things loft related - including installing loft insulation. If have any other questions or would like to book in a no-obligation survey, please get in touch. Thank you for reading!
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