Loft Boarding a New Build Important Things To Consider
Loft Boarding a New Build House Without Invalidating the NHBC Warranty.
If You Are Thinking About Loft Boarding a New Build House
Before You Do There Are A Few Vital Things to Consider
Loft Boarding Midlands are a National Loft Boarding Specialist, and are the UK's Leading New Build Loft Boarding Installer of the Unique Award Winning LoftZone Raised Loft Boarding System, that Has Been Designed to Create Valuable Additional Loft Storage Space in New Build Homes without Affecting the NHBC Warranty, Thermal Efficiency or Integrity of the Building
NHBC Warranty on New Builds:
All New Build properties are issued with 10 year NHBC guarantee, the Majority of House Builders and Developers Will advise against New Homeowners Loft Boarding a New Build, the reasoning behind this, is that historic methods of Loft Boarding a New Build, prior to the introduction of the Construction Certified LoftZone Raised Loft Boarding System would require Loft Insulation to be either removed or excessively compressed. If Loft Insulation is removed or excessively compressed then the NHBC guarantee Will be Invalidated as the Energy Rating on the property has been reduced and it no longer meets the Sustainable Homes Standard or the Current Building Regulations under which the guarantee was issued.
The Importance of Maintaining an Air-Flow in Your Loft:
An important consideration when Loft Boarding a New Build is to ensure that the loft space and loft insulation combined can "breathe", interstitial condensation will very quickly manifest itself if the air-flow is restricted causing damp issues and further ongoing problems, this is particularly the case in New Builds that are under two years old as they will contain considerably more moisture than that of a New Build that has been through the drying out period.
LoftZone StoreFloor is a Raised Loft Boarding System that has been designed to work effectively where insulation levels are in excess of 300mm and is the Only NHBC Approved Loft Boarding Solution on the Market that is Suitable for Installing into New Build Properties.
Loft Insulation versus Loft Storage in Your New Build:
It is vital that your loft insulation is not squashed or compressed when Loft Boarding is installed as this will reduce the effectiveness of the loft insulation by as much as 75% and Vastly Reduce the Energy Rating of the Building. The LoftZone Raised Loft Boarding System, Has a Unique Elevated Design that Raises the Platform above the Joists So there is No Need to Remove or Squash the Insulation even when Levels are up to 300mm, this Coupled with a Fully Vented Framework will allow the Required Cross Ventilation to be Maintained.
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