Loft Leg XL

For New Build Homes

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Raises your new build loft floor by 300mm avoiding insulation compression, saving you energy and money.

 

What is Loft Leg XL?

 

 

 

 

The Loft Leg XL is a unique solution to avoid insulation compression when using your new build home's loft for storage.

Government guidelines recommend that we insulate with 270mm of quit insulation to achieve a U value of 0.16W/m2K (www.energysavingtrust.org.uk). However new build homes can be installed with up to 400mm of insulation to meet stricter insulation targets.

Thermal studies have shown that compressing your insulation can reduce its thermal properties by more than 50%.

 

A 300mm Loft Leg XL fixed on top of a 100mm truss or ceiling joist provides a cost effective solution. 

 

Developed by a team of engineers and designers the Loft Leg XL is strong, lightweight and easy to install.

 

The Loft Leg is manufactured in the UK from recycled polypropylene, to ISO9001 standards and has been mechanically tested by independent experts. 

 

Installing Loft Leg XL will not invalidate your NHBC Warranty (Click here for more information).

 

Don't just take our word for it – see what building.co.uk has to say about the issue.

*LOADING LIMIT OF EXISTING CEILING STRUCTURE SHOULD BE CONFIRMED BY A STRUCTURAL ENGINEER. 

 

 

Creates a raised loft floor above up to 400mm of quilt insulation

Avoids insulation compression saving energy and money

Strong enough to walk on and store up to 25Kg per square metre*

Manufactured in the UK from recycled materials

Manufactured and tested to exceed BS EN 1991-1-1:2002

Loft Leg XL Cross Section
Cross section without Loft Leg XL

 Manufactured and tested to exceed BS EN 1991-1-1:2002 (Minimum Imposed Floor Loads) 

What size of chipboard are you using?

How many do I need?

Loft Leg XL's are sold in boxes of 12 units.

 

The number of Loft Leg XLs you will need depends on the type of loft boards you are using, the distance between your ceiling joists and the area you wish to cover. Answer the simple questions below to calculate how many legs you will need.

 

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Leg Calculator 
Loft Leg XL Dimensions
 

Loft Leg XL Fitting Instructions

Loft Leg recommend the following screws:

 

 

Wickes Multi-purpose Screws 4.0x30mm (product code 225627) - click here to open the link

Wickes Optimaxx 4.0 x 30mm (product code 9000246487) - click here to open the link

Toolstation Single Thread Countersunk Pozi Screw 4.0mm x 30mm (product code 34970) - click here to open the link

Note: Using screws larger or wider than 4mm x 30mm may result in difficulties screwing through the legs

 

Loft Leg XL Fitting Instructions
Loft LEg XL Fitting Instructions pdf
 

Loft Leg XL Fitting Guide Videos

 

 

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How to fit Loft Legs & Loft Leg XL

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Screwing down the Loft Leg & Loft Leg XL

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Screwing down the chipboard into Loft Leg & Loft Leg XL
See The Full Project Guide Here
 

Loft Leg XL Gallery

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Loft Leg XL Before
Loft Leg XL Before

Before fitting Loft Leg XL

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Loft Leg XL Fitting
Loft Leg XL Fitting
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Loft Leg XL Joist
Loft Leg XL Joist

Loft Leg XL being screwed to a joist

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Loft Leg XL Joist1

Loft Leg XL screwed into a joist

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Loft Leg XL being fitted
Loft Leg XL being fitted

Loft Leg XL being screwed into a joist

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Line of Loft Leg XL
Line of Loft Leg XL

Loft Leg XL across 5 joists

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Loft Leg XL from above
Loft Leg XL from above

Loft Leg XL from above

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Completed Loft Leg XL
Completed Loft Leg XL

Loft Leg XL completed

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Loft Leg XL

Loft Leg XL Iso

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Loft Leg XL

Loft Leg XL ground level

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Loft Leg XL

Loft Leg XL Aerial

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Loft Leg XL

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Loft Leg XL Insulation
Loft Leg XL Insulation

Rolling insulation around Loft Leg XL

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Loft Leg XL Insulation
Loft Leg XL Insulation

Rolling insulation over Loft Leg XL

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Loft Leg XL Boarding
Loft Leg XL Boarding

Laying boards on top of Loft Leg XL

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Loft Leg XL Boarding
Loft Leg XL Boarding

Screwing boards into Loft Leg XL

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Loft Leg XL FAQs

We have answers to the most popular questions here >

 

 

 

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