A Loft conversion is a popular way to add extra space to your house. A loft room can be used as an extra bedroom, a study, a playroom, or even a chill out space away from the hubbub of the rest of the home. Depending on the size of the loft area, you may have space to add more than one room to your property, perhaps an ensuite to go with a new master bedroom.
Whatever you plan to use you new loft conversion for, we have put together a few ideas of the finished product to inspire you.
Two Types of Loft Conversion – What You Need To Know
Basic Roof Loft Conversion
A basic ‘room in roof’ loft conversion is the cheapest and quickest type of conversion, and could cost around £15-20,000. This will usually involve:
- Reinforcing the floor using 175-200mm x 50 C16 & C24 timber
- Velux skylights, to be used on the front roof of the property
- Increased insulation, usually Celotex, but can be used in conjunction with Superquilt
- A new staircase to the loft often taken up through the smallest bedroom
- New electric sockets, lighting and heating, either gas or electric, depending on your existing heating system
- New electric smoke alarms and fire doors to comply with Building Regulations
Dormer Loft Extension
The second option is to add a couple of dormer windows or one large one to stretch the length of the property (minus 1mtr at each end). This will increase the floorspace and also adds head height, particularly if you intend to keep a chimney in the loft, plus it gives you more options when it comes to placement of the stairs. However, the average dormer loft conversion with a double bedroom and en suite bathroom can cost anywhere between £35,000–£45,000.
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If these examples have given you the urge to convert your loft, give us a call to arrange a time convenient to you that we can discuss your project.