Loft conversions are one of the most simple and cost- effective means of increasing the size, liveability and value of your home.
Converting your empty attic space into a useable room can be the most cost effective way of adding significant value to your home and increasing your liveable space - whether for another bedroom, office, gym or entertainment room for your teenagers. But where should you start and what do you need to consider?
Why do I need a loft conversion?
A loft conversion can add a significant amount of money – up to 20% – to the value of a property. Many families choose to convert their loft area as a means of obtaining more space without having to endure the costly and stressful process of moving home. Work taking place in the loft can also be less disruptive than, say, a major extension to an existing living space.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Our company prides itself on professionalism, workmanship and safety. We do not only focus on how we carry out the work but also the quality of the finished product. You will have a strong architectural team supporting you throughout the design and planning phase of your project. With our in-house experience and expertise we know how essential it is to understand the specification of what the client wants. What can seem like an overwhelming step can be made so much easier when working with the support of our loft specialists.
TYPES OF LOFT CONVERSIONS
- A dormer conversion can often be suitable in lofts with limited space or height. A dormer gives the conversion significantly more space, as it allows for all of the space into the eaves to be utilised on the side where the dormer is constructed. In particular it offers the benefit of increased headroom, straight walls and flat ceilings, and is relatively inexpensive to install when compared to other types of conversions.
- A hip to gable is common in end of terrace or semi-detached houses where there is a regular ‘hipped’ roof with a sloping side. This means existing loft space is often limited, making it difficult to create a loft conversion without extending the property. This is where a hip to gable loft extension comes in. This type of loft conversion extends your property on the sloping side, effectively replacing the sloping side with a vertical wall (the gable) at the end to the same height as the ridge, and filling in the space in between.