Liverpool Loft Storage
Merseyside's Premier Loft Boarding Company    Tel: 0151 553 0067
Loft Boarding in Liverpool & Merseyside areas

Mini Loft Conversions / Luxury Loft Storage Rooms

Mini Loft Conversion - Day 1
Get floor sub-frame and boards down
Mini Loft Conversion - Day 1 - Get floor sub-frame and boards down
Mini Loft Conversion - Day 2
Build walls up and create partition doorway
Mini Loft Conversion - Day 2 - Build walls up and create partition doorway
Mini Loft Conversion - Day 3
Double bubble foil insulation to walls & roof
Mini Loft Conversion - Day 3 - Double bubble foil insualtion to walls and roof
Mini Loft Conversion - Day 4
Plasterboard, skirtings and door to storage
Mini Loft Conversion - Day 4 - Plasterboard, skirtings and door to storage
Mini Loft Conversion - Day 5
2nd fix electrics and done ready to decorate
Mini Loft Conversion - Day 5 - 2nd fix electrics and done ready to decorate
Mini Loft Conversion Completed
View from another angle
Mini Loft Conversion - Completed Ready To Decorate

Do you want something a little more special than just loft boarding? Mini Loft Conversion
Do you need some extra space for a hobby or office?


You can completely board out your loft space to create a clean usable area so you can take up a hobby or have somewhere quiet from the kids to read or watch TV.

Our mini loft conversions can include wood fold away steps for access, fixed mini staircases, or simple stow away aluminum folding loft ladders.
We can open up your existing loft hatch to make it bigger and more accessible so you can use your loft properly.

We strengthen and raise your existing joists to support the new room and so you can add or keep your loft insulation when we install the new floor.

We can stud walls add roof batten, install the latest technology eco loft thermal triple layer foil wall and roof insulation then put up plasterboard walls (skimmed or un-skimmed options).

We even add skirting boards, ventilation and electrical air extraction, balustrades, safety rails, smoke alarms add sockets and lighting how you want it.

Why not add access doors to eaves to create much needed storage in the harder to access areas we can't convert

  • Luxury Storage RoomsNO PLANNING PERMISSION REQUIRED
  • NO BUILDING CONSENT REQUIRED
  • CREATE AN OFFICE OR STUDY ROOM
  • COLLECTORS OR EBAY STOCK ROOM
  • HOBBY ROOM - MAN CAVE - CHILL-OUT ROOM


How much does it cost?

Prices start as low as £4000 fully fitted including materials and labour depending on the area you required to convert, but its definitely a lot more affordable than a full loft conversion.

Here are some ballpark examples of prices to suit various house types
Price includes:
Raised and strengthening sub-frame, 18mm HDPB flooring panels, walls and roof stud frame work, foil bubble insulation for new walls and roof frame work, eaves loft access door, light & switch, socket, extractor fan, extra long wood step ladder and sprung door hatch, smoke alarm, skirting boards (plaster boarded walls and roof, un-skimmed, dry line filled only)

SMALL HOUSE (APPROX. 12m²) LIKE A SMALL TERRACED £4000 - £6000
MEDIUM HOUSE (APPROX. 15m²) LIKE A LARGER TERRACED OR SEMI DETACHED £6000 - £8000
LARGER HOUSE (APPROX. 20m²) LIKE A LARGER DETACHED £8000 - £10000

 

We offer FREE no obligation surveys by a trained installer.

How long does it take to do?

Depending on how big your loft it to start with but for example 2/3 bed house can take only 7 days but this will be determined by the surveyor when he visits and he will advise on approximately how long it could take.

Air-flex thermal roof and wall insualtionSo what's the advantage of having a luxury storage room?

Well for one thing it keeps the spiders at bay, it clean and not as venerable to the elements that a roof void is exposed to such as extremely hot days and freezing cold days causes huge increases and decreases in loft temperature.

With the thermal insulated shield we install behind the plasterboard it prevents the cold and heat getting through and keep the heat in the room to.

If it gets a bit warm we do normally install an electrical air vent extractor and you can even go ahead and have a Velux roof window installed for some natural light and air. (We recommend an Approved Velux window fitter)

 


Why is it important to put ventilation in?

Air-flex thermal roof and wall insualtion We always recommend installing some kind of ventilation or extractor simply to keep the air flowing in your new loft room.

It can get very warm and stuffy without any air movement even if the loft hatch is open warm air rises and forms above the highest point in your loft and has nowhere to escape which is why we always install either mechanical vents or electric extractors to help pull round the air in you loft room.

Also its a good idea to allow air to flow around your loft room so that the remaining eaves and general areas can also have adequate ventilation to prevent any condensation build up.

The raised floor we use to board on to is also designed and installed in such away as to allow air to flow underneath your floor and around your insulation.

This is also very important as boarding directly on to your joists is not good practice and will cause major problems.


What is a sub-frame for?

Sub-frames are basically a supporting frame under the boarding to allow the boarded area to be raised or for adding better support and strength.

See examples of different sub-frames we use to create a safe, strong storage floor in your loft.

We do three types of Sub-frame. Standard, Trussed & StoreFloor

Any houses that have any insulation protruding above the joists will require a sub-frame before boarding.

Boarding directly on to your joists by removing or squashing insulation is bad practice nowadays and may even affect your building insurance or building warranties. Today everything in the building trade has to be done in accordance with building regulations and the rules must not be broken.

a Sub-frame will allow your insulation and loft to breathe. Stopping air circulation in lofts by boarding all of your loft or blocking eaves and roof or soffit vents can caused problems like condensation build up.

Do not squash insulation down, and if you use a sub-frame above your insulation do not box in the ends leave them so air can pass underneath your storage floor and insulation so it can work efficiently.

A sub-frame can also be built in wood depending on the type of loft you have, but this will be accessed when the survey is carried out.


What sort of access will I need?

Loft ladders in aluminium and wood There are various methods for access to get in and out of your loft using standard aluminium stow away in the loft ladders.

We can do concertina ladders for those high reach ceilings and the most popular especially for converting your loft in to a deluxe storage area or usable room is to use a fold away wood ladder and frame with a extra long door opening starting at 1.1m long.

These makes access even easier especially those of us that are not so confident on standards rung ladder. The wood option has a wide tread so a lot like a solid pair of step ladders which are attached to the back of the loft door so they are easy to operate with a spring loaded assist on the door.

We can also install special fixed staircases (providing you have the room) .

If you don't want to go down the wood hatch and stairs route you may just want a simple to use aluminium ladder. If your ceiling is within reach of a 2 section (2.69m max reach) or a 3 section (3.00m mas reach) we can install these so they are fixed to your loft floor and they can neatly fold up in to your loft using a reach pole.

You will have to have the appropriate loft hatch door for these to work correct.

 

The next step

If you are interested in a luxury loft room for storage or hobby then why not call to arrange a FREE no obligation survey so we can explain what will be the best option and what we can offer you.Call FREE on 0800 8799967 or click this link to make an enquiry  Make a enquiry today

All lofts are different and do require a survey to determine the requirements, material and labour involved for the work to be done.

Its not as complicated a s a loft conversion, but then a luxury loft room is only for storage or to use occasionally to study in or work from.

Maybe you want a hobby room, study or a clean storage area or maybe even an eBay stock room or somewhere to set up a train set or car racing set.

We never recommend these rooms are used for sleeping in or using as a bedroom as this would involve complying to building and fire regulations to convert it in to a habitable room.