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1. Measure up. Measure the area you plan to board out (multiply the width of the loft by its length). Take measurements in metres, this makes it easier when you are buying boards. The 1,220mm x 320mm boards come in packs of three and cover 1.17 square metres per pack.
Step 8 – Installing the Loft Boards: Screw your first loft board down on top of your loft legs, close to the loft hatch. Use 2 screws per loft leg to fix the boards down. One board should have a total of 8 screws in it. Slide the second loft board into place, so that it joins to the first one.
Get the Right Tools and Equipment. In order to properly board your loft you'll need a jigsaw and workbench, hammer, screwdrivers, drill, tape measure and pencil. A loft can be a cramped and dusty environment to work in, therefore, gloves and a face mask are also advisable.
Watch this easy DIY guide on how to fit loft boards, giving you a strong storage platform above even thick insulation in your loft or attic. Find out more information on www.loftzone.co.uk. Or, to ...
We recommend using purpose-made loft flooring panels for boarding out the loft. These panels are 18mm thick, 1.2m long and only 320mm wide. This means they are easy to get through loft hatches. They usually come in packs of three and each pack of three is enough to cover a little over 1 square metre.
How To Board A Loft? Stay Safe! Safety is an important consideration when carrying out a job, even at home. Gloves, goggles and a mask should be worn when boarding the loft. Working safely is very important when boarding a loft. While there is a temptation to stand on the joists while fitting the loft boarding this is very risky.
The table below shows the average price to board out a loft with 18mm chipboard. In total, 5.5 square metres of boards will be installed with no additional insulation. The second price we sourced was to board out the loft in a typical semi-detached house, but this time with 40 square metres of flooring.
An alternative is to buy insulation boarding which is laid over the joists to make up the insulation depth, then laying chipboard over it. However, insulation boards are expensive and don’t solve the airflow problem. The floor level can be raised by attaching counter battens to the top of the joists and laying the boards on them.
Partially boarding the loft space to create a small storage area close to the loft hatch and under 8 square metres. Full loft floor boarding for the typical detached house including extending the floor joist height and insulation.