Category archive - Safety Advice

Insulating your loft conversion Part 2

Insulating your loft conversion Part 2

In the last blog Modern Attics took you through the process of insulating your loft conversion and what it entails. We started with the basics and what question to ask before commencing the work or bringing in contractors. Read more


A new space for storage in your home part deux

A new space for storage in your home part deux

In a previous blog Modern Attics gave you some easy-to-follow advice on safely dealing with your attic items before and after your attic conversion has been carried out. To continue on from where we left off we will now look at the major considerations for attic storage (whether you are getting an attic conversion or not).

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A new space for storage in your home – attic conversions

A new space for storage in your home – attic conversions

Safety is such an important aspect of any home. If you have young children or if you are old age pensioners you want to create a secure space that has zero hazards. Read more


Safety precautions to take up in the loft Part 2

Safety precautions to take up in the loft Part 2

In a previous blog we took you through the initial safety precautions of going into the attic for any reason, pre-conversion. Read about the things to watch out for when you are up there HERE. In this follow-up blog Modern Attics wants to explore how to combat against the potential conditions and risks you may experience when going up there for a rummage around or to access specific features (i.e. the boiler). More injuries occur each year in the attic then anywhere else in the home. Most loft spaces are poorly lit cramped, full of hazards, and even structural instability.

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Safety precautions to take up in the loft Part 1

Safety precautions to take up in the loft Part 1

You haven’t been up there for years, or if you have, it was rife with creepy-crawlies, dense clouds of dust and all sorts of immovable junk. The loft can be the most hazardous part of your home and you don’t even know it! Just entering the loft can be a dangerous prospect. Read more


Plan your escape – fire exits & loft conversions

Plan your escape – fire exits & loft conversions

When things heat up and it simply gets too hot…  take the emergency exit. You don’t have an emergency exit you say? Well, maybe it’s about time you got one. According to a national survey and an analysis on fires, casualties and faulty fire alarms in the UK, there seems to be a serious lull in people’s fire safety awareness. This is unacceptable and potentially the worst kind of negligence on the part of homeowners as it involves life and death. Read more