Converting an unused area of your home can increase space without adding an extension. Lofts, garages and basements can be reworked into open living areas, using the space you already have. Loft conversions are one of the easiest ways to add value to your property through home improvements. We use high performance insulation in our conversions, ensuring the new space is cosy and comfortable. Our team will create a conversion to best suit your requirements, and can explain how using smart systems could benefit your home.
There are two main types of loft conversion;
Roof Window Conversion
A roof window conversion involves adding windows into the roof of the property. This means it’s not necessary for the roof to be extended, however the loft space will still have light.
A dormer is an extension of the roof with an incorporated window. This type of conversion can offer more space and headroom, due to the height of the roof being extended. This can also improve staircase access and enhance the appearance of the property.
The main factors that affect the suitability of a loft conversion are the available head height and the roof structure of the property. The minimum head height for a loft conversion should be 2.2 meters. Usually the higher the pitch angle of the roof, the higher the head height. A dormer can be used to increase both floor and head space. However this process involves altering the existing roof.
In pre-1960’s houses the roof is usually a traditional framed structure. These types of structures can be strengthened and are often the most suitable for conversions. In homes build after the 1960’s, the roof is more likely to have a thinner, cheaper frame. This means the space needs more support and structural work.
Our team will be able to work with your ideas to build the best type of conversion for your property and your needs.
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