Is 18mm chipboard OK for loft flooring?

18mm is fine for storage,you could try 22mm but consider the extra weight. Hope this helps.

Can you fit loft boards directly onto joists?

You can still board directly on to the joists if you want, but it is worth noting that this would not pass a building control inspection, because you wouldn’t have the full 270mm depth of insulation required by regulations. Whatever you do, make sure you put as much insulation beneath the boards as possible.

Can you put flooring in loft?

The best way to lay a floor in your loft for storage is to lay floor board panels. We show you how to board a loft by laying out tongue and groove loft boards in your loft and supporting them on joists for a secure and sturdy storage space.

Can you lay loft boards on top of insulation?

Placing loft boarding over insulation is an easy process and is essential if you want both storage and for your quilt insulation to work at its optimum performance. With the correct products, such as Loft Legs, this is easy and cost effective too.

How thick should loft flooring be?

Standard loft boards come in two different sizes; 2,400mm x 600mm and 1,220mm x 320mm; both of which are 18mm thick.

What is the difference between P4 and P5 chipboard?

Most manufacturers now promote the moisture resistant flooring (P5) version, as the price difference between standard grade flooring (P4) and moisture resistant flooring (P5) are negligible, but the advantages of a P5 board (moisture resistant chipboard) out way the slight cost increase.

Should you screw down loft boards?

Once you’re confident that you have placed your loft boards in a way that provides a safe area to stand on and store your things, it’s time to screw them into place.

Can you walk on loft boards?

If your loft floor isn’t sufficiently boarded, movement can be tricky. Never stand on the plasterboard as this won’t bear your weight and only stand on the ceiling joists if you have to. For easier movement in the loft, we recommend using walk boards (also known as crawl boards) laid across the joists.

What do you use to board a loft?

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.

Does loft boarding cause condensation?

How Standard Loft Boarding Can Damage Your Property. Can cause damp – as standard boarding is placed onto the joists of your roof, this will inevitably squash your insulation, which stops it from working and will cause condensation to build up as it doesn’t have room to breathe.

Can you use chipboard for loft boards?

Boarding a loft is a process that is relatively simple, so it can be done by a homeowner or DIYer to keep costs down. We have a number of loft boards to choose from to create your boarded loft, from OSB board to moisture-resistant chipboard, general-purpose hardwood plywood and more.

Can I use 18mm chipboard for flooring?

Chipboard flooring is available in 18mm and 22mm thicknesses, and the tongue & groove sheets are 2400m x 600mm (approx. 8′ x 2′) in size. The sheets use high-density particleboard and are suitable for both domestic and commercial flooring.