Considerations for terraced house loft conversions

Here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions, we are Preston’s leading loft conversion experts. And we provide a range of conversion solutions to homeowners and property developers across the region. Terraced homes are one of our most frequent loft conversion properties, and loft conversions are a great way to add more space, and more value to your terraced property. But there are some restrictions and considerations that will need to be planned out. As a result, we have produced this guide to the important considerations for loft conversions in terraced houses.

What are the important considerations for terraced house loft conversions?

To make sure your terraced home loft conversion runs smoothly and easily, there are some things you should consider. These include:

  • the type of loft conversion you should opt for
  • the party wall
  • the main walls

The types of loft conversion suitable for terraced homes

Of the four types of loft conversion available, three are suitable for terraced homes. These include:

  • The rooflight loft conversion
  • The dormer loft conversion
  • The mansard loft conversion

If you are in an end of terrace property, you may also be able to choose the fourth option, the hip to gable conversion.

You should make your decision based on your budget, the purpose of the conversion, and the practicality of the space available.

The party wall

Because terraced home share one or two walls with the neighbors, its important to inform them in writing, about your plans for the loft conversion. As long as there are no objections, you will be free to go ahead with building work.

The main walls

In addition, when creating a loft conversion in a terraced home, you will need to be wary of the main walls. This is because converting a loft often means that a beam will need to be supported by the front, rear or side walls. As a result, your property needs to be strong enough to cope with the additional weight bearing of the steel beams.

For professional advice, or more information, get in touch with the experts today, here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions.