At around 25%, a surprising number of homes in the UK are terraced. The Victorian terraced house was built to serve a different purpose and lifestyle, and as a result, the layout is not necessarily perfect for the modern family. With families needing an extra bedroom space, a study, or even an additional bathroom, a lot is asked of the traditional 2 up 2 down Victorian home. However, a loft conversion can be the way to go. Here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions, we are loft conversion experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to loft conversions in terraced houses.
Despite the drawbacks of a 2 up 2 down design, many Victorian homes do have a generous loft space. This means that many of them are suitable for loft conversions. However, you will need to meet the minimum ceiling height required, which is 2.2 meters at the highest point. You will also need to consider the staircase leading up to the loft, and the fire safety regulations.
Loft conversions in terraced houses
Adding any rooms to your terraced home will add value to your property, but an additional bedroom will increase the value the most. The loft conversion can be the perfect way to add an additional bedroom, and even an en-suite.
Bathrooms can be a great fit in loft conversions, especially for en-suites. This is because small spaces can easily be configured to fit a shower, toilet and sink unit. To help with the cost of the installation, you should make sure that you fit your bathroom or en-suite above the path of the existing soil pipe. This will make it much easier.
If a bedroom or bathroom combination isnt filling you with joy, perhaps you would prefer a study space? While terraced homes can seem quite dark, a loft conversion provides the opportunity to add natural light through skylights. A bright and airy study space can really help your home shine.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions.