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When considering boarding your loft to create more storage space or to transform it into a new, usable area of your home, you might wonder if the age of your house could pose any challenges. The good news is, that whether your home is a charming Victorian terraced house, a mid-century semi-detached, or a modern build, Loft Ins Space can help turn your loft into a functional space.

Understanding the Impact of House-Age


Older Homes: The charm of older homes is undeniable, but they often come with unique structural characteristics that can influence the process of loft boarding. For instance, older properties might not have been built with the same standardised joist sizes or spacings seen in newer homes. Additionally, the existing insulation might need updating to meet current energy efficiency standards.

New Builds: In contrast, newly built homes often have trussed roofs, which can make loft boarding seem more complicated due to the web of timber struts. However, this doesn’t mean it’s impossible; it simply requires careful planning and execution.

Mid-Century and Later Homes: Homes built in the mid-20th century onwards may have a mix of features, from traditional to more modern construction methods. The variability means a bespoke approach is often needed to ensure the loft boarding process suits the specific structural nuances of the house.

Age of My House Affect Being Able to Board the LoftHow Loft Ins Space Can Help


Expert Assessment: Loft Ins Space specialises in transforming lofts of all ages and types. Our initial step is always a thorough assessment of your loft space. We consider the age of your house, the structure of your roof, and any specific challenges that might arise from its construction era. This allows us to tailor our approach, ensuring that we reinforce the structure as needed and comply with all building regulations.

Custom Solutions: For older homes, we often focus on reinforcing existing structures, upgrading insulation, and ensuring that any historical features are preserved and protected during the boarding process. In newer builds, where trussed roofs are common, we use innovative solutions that work with the trusses, rather than against them, to create a safe, stable boarded loft space.

Navigating Regulations and Permissions: One of the complexities of working with older properties is the potential need for building regulations approval or even planning permission, especially if the building is listed or in a conservation area. Loft Ins Space has extensive experience navigating these requirements and can manage the process on your behalf, ensuring that all work is compliant and certified.

Ensuring Safety and Longevity: Regardless of your home’s age, safety is our top priority. We ensure that the weight of the boarded loft, along with any intended use, won’t compromise the structural integrity of your home. Additionally, we consider ventilation and insulation to prevent condensation and maintain the longevity of your roof.

Energy Efficiency: Improving energy efficiency is a key concern, especially in older homes. Loft Ins Space incorporates modern insulation techniques that can significantly reduce heat loss, improve your home’s energy performance, and save you money on heating bills.

Service Areas and Additional Services


Loft Ins Space is proud to offer our comprehensive loft boarding services across Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, and Bristol. Our team is dedicated to providing not just loft boarding, but also a range of additional services including:

  • Loft Insulation: Enhancing your home’s energy efficiency with the latest insulation materials.
  • Loft Ladders: Installing safe and easy access to your loft space with a variety of loft ladder options.
  • Custom Storage Solutions: Creating bespoke storage solutions that maximise the usability of your newly boarded loft.
  • Loft Conversion Alternatives: Offering innovative solutions for creating usable spaces within your loft without the need for a full conversion. This includes light renovation options that can transform your loft into a practical and comfortable space for a variety of uses.



So, will the age of your house affect being ability to board the loft? While it does introduce specific considerations, with the right expertise, any loft can be successfully boarded and transformed. Loft Ins Space is here to guide you through the process, from the initial assessment to the final touches, ensuring that your new loft space is safe, compliant, and perfectly suited to your needs, no matter the age of your home.

Transform your loft with confidence. Contact Loft Ins Space today to find out how we can help bring your loft to life, making it a valuable part of your home once again.

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Loft Boarding and Energy Savings FAQ’s

Navigating the complexities of loft boarding comes with its set of questions, and we’re here to provide clear and concise answers. Whether it’s understanding building regulations, assessing structural integrity, or ensuring proper insulation and ventilation, our team at Loft Ins Space is committed to guiding you through every step.

Can I board my loft if I live in an older property?

Yes, you can board your loft regardless of the age of your property. Older homes may require additional considerations, such as reinforcing the structure or updating insulation, but with the expertise of Loft Ins Space, your loft can be safely boarded and transformed into a usable space.

Will boarding my loft in a new build affect its warranty?

Boarding a loft in a new build should not affect its warranty if done correctly. However, it’s important to work with a professional service like Loft Ins Space to ensure that the boarding is carried out in compliance with building regulations and manufacturer guidelines.

How long does it take to board a loft?

The time it takes to board a loft can vary depending on the size of the loft and the specifics of the project. Simple boarding projects might only take a day or two, whereas projects that include additional features like insulation or custom storage solutions may take longer. Loft Ins Space provides efficient and professional service to minimise disruption to your home.

Is planning permission required for loft boarding?

Typically, planning permission is not required for loft boarding as it’s considered a minor home improvement. However, if your home is listed or located in a conservation area, it’s best to check with your local planning authority. Loft Ins Space can help guide you through any necessary permissions or regulations.

How does Loft Ins Space ensure the boarded loft is safe and structurally sound?

Loft Ins Space conducts a thorough assessment of your loft space, considering the age of your house and the structure of your roof. We ensure that any additional weight from the boarding and intended use does not compromise the structural integrity of your home. Our team uses only high-quality materials and follows best practices for safety and durability.

Can insulation be added during the loft boarding process?

Absolutely! Adding insulation during the loft boarding process is highly recommended. It not only makes the loft space more energy-efficient but also more comfortable. Loft Ins Space specialises in modern insulation techniques that comply with current energy efficiency standards.

What additional services does Loft Ins Space offer?

Beyond loft boarding, Loft Ins Space offers a range of additional services to enhance your loft space, including loft insulation, loft ladder installation, custom storage solutions, and loft conversion alternatives. These services are designed to make your loft more accessible, efficient, and suited to your needs.

What areas does Loft Ins Space serve?

Loft Ins Space proudly serves Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, and Bristol, offering comprehensive loft boarding services and more to homeowners in these areas. Our team is dedicated to transforming lofts into valuable, usable spaces across these regions.

How can I get a quote for my loft boarding project?

Getting a quote from Loft Ins Space is easy! Simply contact us with details about your loft and what you envision for the space. We’ll arrange a consultation to assess your loft and discuss your project in detail, providing you with a free, no-obligation quote tailored to your specific needs.

Will loft boarding add value to my home?

Boarding your loft can add value by increasing the usable storage space and potentially making your home more attractive to future buyers. While the increase in value may vary, the added functionality and efficiency of your home are significant benefits of loft boarding.