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
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.
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 Guide Videos
How to fit Loft Legs & Loft Leg XL
Screwing down the Loft Leg & Loft Leg XL
Screwing down the chipboard into Loft Leg & Loft Leg XL
See The Full Project Guide Here
Useful Additional Information:
Wickes "How to Create Storage Space in your Loft" Step by step guide for the complete project
Energy Saving Trusts Guide to Loft Insulation
Loft Leg XL Gallery
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Before fitting Loft Leg XL
Loft Leg XL being screwed to a joist
Loft Leg XL screwed into a joist
Loft Leg XL being screwed into a joist
Loft Leg XL across 5 joists
Loft Leg XL from above
Loft Leg XL completed
Loft Leg XL Iso
Loft Leg XL ground level
Loft Leg XL Aerial
Loft Leg XL aerial iso
Rolling insulation around Loft Leg XL
Rolling insulation over Loft Leg XL
Laying boards on top of Loft Leg XL
Screwing boards into Loft Leg XL