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  • Loftzone Decking Kits
  • Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Anyone used a decking kit from Loftzone for storage in the roof space?
    Whats the quality/ease of fitting like?
    Anything better or as good but cheaper?

    Premier Icon notmyrealname
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    We used them in our loft.

    They’re easy enough to install but despite following the instructions they don’t seem overly sturdy!

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Cheers for the reply.
    In what way are they not sturdy?

    Premier Icon notmyrealname
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    They seem to flex and move a lot when you step on them. I’ve also found that the boards sag quite badly despite having very little weight on them.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Mmmm. Not very impressive then.

    Premier Icon jsync
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    I’m also looking at this as an option, did you use their boards or something else? They recommend 18mm boards as a minimum with 600-610mm spacing on the supports, is this how they were fitted?

    Thanks,

    Premier Icon Flaperon
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    I used them but as others said I found them relatively flimsy and wouldn’t use them again. I only used the legs and put them on every joist, along with tongue and groove chipboard sheets.

    There are more robust and cheaper options available which I’d use if I did it again.

    Premier Icon 5lab
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    I used loftlegs in my current gaff, with lots of packs of the t&g loft floor packs from bnq\wickes (the ones that are 4’x1′). T&G the floor together, and interleave them so no join lines up with no other join. I have 600mm joist spacing and have never thought it feels flimsey in any way (other than during assembly – once its up its rock solid). I haven’t tried jumping on it, but there’s no sag underfoot. I’d reccomend, along with an impact driver to make very light work of screwing everything together

    edit – the one thing I’d add is access to the lower screw holes is a little tight – a lot easier with a longer driver bit and/or an extension just to get the body of your screwdriver further away from the leg

    Premier Icon zbonty
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    As above I used Wickes loft legs/tongue and groove board in the autumn. Very solid I’d say.
    Took most of a weekend to do it on my own and a fair amount of effort!
    I had an extension bar in the drill and prefitted screws to the legs. Still got 1/3 of it to do when I can be bothered..

    Premier Icon PrinceJohn
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    I also used the Wickes Loft legs & tongue & grove boards, a lot of screwing, but gave me the ability to board a small space around our chimney & have no complaints with it at all.

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    We have the Loftzone stuff in our loft.
    Got a local installer to do it for us as I’m crap at that sort of stuff and it needed the hatch widening and a ladder installing.
    Didn’t take them long to do it, it seems really good stuff – I kept going and having a look at it when they were on breaks etc.

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