Trussloft UK Ltd, trading as Moduloft, which has created around 2,000 loft conversions around the UK over the past 20 years, has devised a unique tailor-made factory built replacement modular loft which can be lifted into place for minimal disruption for the homeowner.
The solution offers an alternative to months of disruption and instead takes around two to three weeks, with the bulk of the work, including electrics and plumbing, carried out at the factory, with just the removal of the old roof and connection of services and staircase taking place on site.
Moduloft began using the Actis Hybrid system two years ago after deciding to broaden its insulation product portfolio. It has been so successful it now honeycomb insulation Hybris and vapour control layer H Control Hybrid in the bulk of its modular attics.
Moduloft buyer Paul Thompson explained: “Our product choices are key to our success. We take the process of reviewing and finding the right providers very seriously and felt that Actis could become a key provider for the future.
“The Hybrid system saves time, is easy to use and handle, the cost is comparable to our other alternatives and there’s no wastage.
“What particularly appealed was the physical flexibility of the materials aligned with the ease of installation.
The loft conversion market is one of a number of growth areas for the CE marked Actis Hybrid range. Its thermal performance – particularly strong thanks to its ability to minimise thermal bridging – is impressing increasing numbers of mainstream and niche housebuilders. And with NHBC approval and LABC registered details, acceptance by big developers and local authority building control is straightforward.
While the system was initially devised to be used as a mix and match system which could be used alongside either sister Hybrid products or insulation made by other manufacturers, customers are increasingly choosing to use the range as an all-in-one complete system.