Loft Conversions

Do you ever want to take advantage of that massive amount of space in your loft that can easily create an extra bedroom, perhaps an ensuite, play room or even more? We can take care of that for you. Loft Conversions can be a great long term investment. On average, if done right of course, can increase the value of your home by a good 20-25%!

Once again, another very common type of conversion. There are different types of loft conversions. In some cases when you have an extremely large loft you may not wish to opt for any sort of a dormers to the roof as there may be enough room even against the sloping roofs to accomodate you for a room. In most instances, you will need the addition of a loft dormer conversion, which are very common all over London. In some cases you may have a Victorian type of property where you can benefit from an L-shape Dormer Conversion or a secondary mansard roof addition. Give us a call to discuss what sort of a dormer conversion may be best for you or if you need planning permission or not.

Our experienced team will work with you to decide how best to utilise your loft space, with a cost-effective conversion.

Velux Loft Conversion

Velux conversion are a simple method of converting your loft in to a useable living space, Velux windows are installed flush with the roof line leaving the original roof structure untouched.

Dormer Loft Conversion

Dormer conversions are the most common type of loft conversion, mainly due to the fact they offer the most space when converting your loft in to a living space. This method adds a vertical extension to the existing slope on your roof creating a horizontal ceiling adding more space to your roof space.

Hip-Gable Loft Conversion

The Hip-Gable loft conversion involves converting the hip (slope) of the roof in to a flat edge, with the addition of Velux windows this method will provide extra living space for any number of purposes.

Loft Conversion Considerations

There are a few things to consider when planning a loft conversion:

  • Head Height – While there are no minimum ceiling height requirements for loft conversions in the building regulations, it is recommended that a height of more than 2.2m be achieved across the room. If this cannot be achieved, there are other ways around it however there will be a higher cost associated with it.
  • The Pitch – This is the measurement used to determine the angle of the roof. When converting your loft, it’s important to achieve a higher pitch, so that there is more head height at the centre of the space. Alternatively, you can increase the useable space by implementing a roof dormer or changing the shape of the roof.
  • Structural Integrity – Most loft spaces are often designed for storage; hence, these loft conversions will require the addition of floor joists to improve its structural integrity.
  • Other Obstacles – In some cases, the existing roof may not have enough insulation and therefore will need to be upgraded. Furthermore, just because you are not utilising your loft doesn’t mean its not already in use, there may be water tanks and a pipe networks in the centre of the space which will need to be moved or removed completely.

Additionally, chimneys and other structural features in your home may prove to become obstacles. However, this certainly does not mean you cannot have a loft conversion, it will just require a higher budget to manage it.