Something that many people want more of in their home is space. Rather than selling up and looking for a home with more space however, one of the ways that you can create more space in your own home is with a loft conversion. This is becoming an increasingly popular way to add more space to the home, and also adds value to your property.
When you are planning to add a loft conversion to your home, there are a few things to think about first – how you will get the best use from the space, how you will light it and of course making sure that you have the right planning permission for it are all things that you will need to consider before you begin. Not all lofts are equal, so some may be harder to convert than others, and some may not be suitable at all. Getting a builder and an architect to have a look at your loft is a good thing to do before you start planning, as this will give you an idea of how much it will cost and whether it is possible to convert your loft.
Depending on the style of your loft, there may be many options for you when it comes to converting it, or you may be limited. Consider things like windows – these will likely need to be added to the existing roof. Dormer loft conversions can be done as a single or a double, or an L shape – this comes down to planning permission as well as how much additional space you need.
You will also need to think about the interior of the loft conversion – if you live in an older building or one that is listed, you may need to use certain materials in keeping with the building’s age and style, such as these Timberpride oak trusses. You will also need to consider the facilities that you need in there. For example, if you are planning to add a bedroom with an en suite, you will need to make sure that it is possible to have plumbing added in to allow for this. Speaking to experts in the trade and collecting as much information as possible beforehand is really crucial when it comes to a successful loft conversion.