Loft conversions add much desired space and value to your home. As a result, they are an extremely popular extension choice for many homeowners and property developers. But how do you know if your property is suitable? And what are the loft conversion choices? Here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions, we are Preston based loft conversion experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to help you decide if your property is suitable for a loft conversion, and which type you should choose.
The first thing that needs to be done is to think about the structure of your roof. Here are some common questions to help you work it out.
⦁ Do you have a trussed, purlin, or a rafter roof?
⦁ Is your roof taller than 2.2m? If you have a trussed roof, is it taller than 2.4m?
⦁ Is your loft big enough to become a usable space?
⦁ Will the chimney be in the way?
⦁ Is your roof felted? Is it fully weatherproof?
Loft conversion types
There are three main factors that can help you choose the right kind of loft conversion for you. These are:
⦁ the amount of money you can spend on not just the building work, but the redecorating as well
⦁ the type of roof you have
⦁ the potential use of a new loft conversion
Once you can answer these questions, you can decide on the type of loft conversion. You can choose between:
⦁ An internal loft conversion- These are the cheapest option that don’t take much in the way of building. There are little alterations necessary for the roof, but windows can be added and the floor strengthened.
⦁ A dormer loft conversion- These can provide a lot of extra space and are relatively simple to build. As a result, they are one of the most common types of loft conversion. They tend to have full head height too.
⦁ A full removal and rebuild conversion- These are the most expensive and complex option. You may require an architect and have more difficulty receiving planning permission for this. Having said that, this is the most flexible option and can potentially add the most space.
Loft conversions can add space and value to your home. There are several types of loft conversion to choose from. Why not contact the professionals at Pinnacle Loft Conversions for more information or to begin your loft conversion project.