What are the most common barriers to loft conversions?
If you are thinking of installing a loft conversion there are some potential barriers that may stand in your way. But what are the most common barriers to loft conversion and how can these be overcome? Well, there are several, including:
- The amount of headroom- headroom is one of the biggest concerns for any property owner when considering a loft conversion. If your space does not meet the minimum height requirements you could opt instead for a dormer loft conversion, or an alternative option that alters the roof height. If there is more than the minimum requirement for height, you could opt for the thinnest insulation and building materials to help create the largest amount of usable space.
- Water tanks- in older properties, water tanks for the heating and hot water systems may have been positioned into the loft space without consideration for a future conversion. These tanks will usually need to be moved, especially if they are positioned in awkward spaces, before a loft conversion can be implemented. This can be costly and challenging but a loft conversion can help add usable space and increase the property value, while an updated heating system can help cut costs on bills and be more energy efficient.
- Access space- finally, one of the biggest barriers to a new loft conversion is the access space itself. If the door or hatch is in an awkward position this can lead you to believe that a loft conversion cannot be installed, but there are a wide range of space saving stair cases that can be installed in small spaces.
For more information or advice, why not get in touch with the team today, here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions.