If you need additional space in your home but you have no room to extend outwards, a loft conversion can be the perfect solution.
In most cases a loft conversion can be far less expensive than upgrading to a larger house and you won’t have the associated costs of moving.
But before deciding to convert your loft into additional living accommodation, you should give careful consideration to the following:
- Cost of loft conversions
- Planning Permission and Building Regulations
- Is your loft suitable to be converted?
- Your proposed use of the converted loft will determine the design
- Will it be a ‘Room in Roof’, a ‘Dormer Loft Extension’ or a will it require changing the roof structure?
- How will you access the loft?
- Where will the stairs go? and how will that affect your ceiling joists?
- Lighting and heating your new loft conversion
- Insulating and ventilating your loft conversion.
- Do you need plumbing for a bathroom or en-suite?
- And finally, you must consider the fire risks and an escape route.