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Laura Hamilton, 41, revealed to Express.co.uk in an exclusive interview that she had no idea about a problem that needed urgent attention while renovating her latest property.

As she was initially using her loft to store furniture while the constructing work was being carried out, Laura couldn’t view the space properly.

The A Place In The Sun property expert, who teamed up with LoftZone following her discovery, spotted that it wasn’t properly insulated, which could have caused major problems, particularly throughout the Cost of Living Crisis.

Laura explained: “I purchased a house that was very rundown, it was partly off grid. In order that meant that I’m not on mains drainage.

“So a part of my thing was attempting to make my property as sustainable and efficient as possible and to form of make my running costs of it as little as possible.

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“I desired to be sure that that the home was insulated. I purchased an old constructing, but knocked down every wall and form of began again.

“So I insulated the entire partitions internally. After which the loft, I used to be form of using as a space for storing for where my furniture was, to save lots of on putting it in storage, I used to be using the loft as a spot to store stuff while the construct stuff was happening down below.

“After which progressively, little by little, you understand I brought stuff down after which I assumed hang on, the loft isn’t insulated appropriately, and that is where the warmth obviously heat escaping rises. A

“Now, I need to make use of the space because you understand, now the home is completed, and every part is form of down here, you take a look at that space and think, God that is great, I want to utilize it.”

Warning fans of the importance of properly making use of their loft spaces, Laura added: “I personally knew that the loft was somewhere that I desired to do and make use of within the property.

“And I feel that many individuals do use the loft as a dumping ground they usually form of put stuff up there and think, okay, well, I can shut the loft hatch and I haven’t got to see it.

“But when you can get loft ladder and have quick access to that loft, and board it, and insulate it, then you definitely really could make it an additional room.”

Except for using heating most efficiently with a properly insulated loft, Laura added that homeowners also needs to bear in mind that an accessible loft can add value to your property.

She continued to Express.co.uk: “It may possibly add value to your house.

“Quite interestingly, I do know because I’ve bought a lot of houses over time, buying and renovating, one among the primary questions that they ask you while you’re applying for a mortgage, and they will send out a surveyor to are available in value the property, they really ask you if the loft is accessible.”

LoftZone’s raised loft boarding StoreFloor is a perfect solution to provide vibrant, secure and quick access to the loft. LoftZone’s CEO Dave Raval says “Our research found that the common loft within the UK is 22 square metres of (often untapped) space, and 41% of us just use this space as a dumping ground for our belongings. By installing our StoreFloor loft boarding system, loft shelving, loft lighting and loft wardrobes you may maximise space for storing, keeping your treasured possessions organised and secure.”

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