There can be some complicated steps involved when getting your loft converted, so it can put you off from starting the process. We have come up with some top tips and options that you have for your loft conversion to try and make the situation easier for you.
How Do You Know if Your Loft Can be Converted?
The first step is to make sure your loft can be converted, most houses come with an allowance for permitted development which means you will be able to have a conversion without planning permission. You can discuss with a builder or surveyor on whether you qualify for a loft conversion or you can carry out a couple of checks yourself.
Look out for other loft conversions on your street
Measure the head height (the minimum you need is 2.2m)
Check what type of roof you have
Different Types of Loft Conversions Available
When it comes to choosing the loft conversion, the one you choose is likely to be determined by several factors, these can include the type and age of the house you live in and your budget.
Roof Light Conversions
Roof light conversions are the cheapest and least disruptive out of all the options. Roof light conversions are simply down to adding in skylight windows, laying down a proper floor and adding a staircase to make the room habitable.
Dormer conversions are the most popular type of conversion and they are suitable for nearly all houses with a sloping roof. This conversion is an extension that protrudes from the slope of the roof. Dormer conversions are designed to add a good deal of extra headroom and floor space.
Mansard conversions are designed to run along the whole length of your roof and will alter the angle of the roof slope, which makes it almost vertical. Mansard conversions are the most expensive type of conversion but it will result in a significant amount of extra space.
There are other types of loft conversions that you can have, but overall, the most important thing to remember is to make sure you choose the right one to suit your roof.