A loft conversion is one of the current trends, and we understand why.
Converting the loft into a functional space can add additional rooms to any home.
In other words, a loft conversion is another excellent way to add extra living space to your home.
However, the difference between loft conversion and house extension is that with the loft, you already have that space waiting to be developed into a usable room or en suite. Besides that, lofts can be pretty romantic. Snow White Builders has vast experience in loft conversion, turning them into spaces for various purposes.
Most importantly, a few requirements need to be followed when converting a loft into a space that would be inhabited.
• Firstly, there’s a minimum space requirement of 8 feet (2.4 m) from the top of the ceiling joist to the underside of the rafters.
• Secondly, the staircase should be at least 2 meters over the head or half tread.
• Certainly, you will need planning permission. However, Snow White Builders can help with all.
Loft Conversion Design
Snow White Builders will help you with design and decide your stars’ position, landing, structural elements, and more. That way, we’ll design your new space to be perfectly useful. A triangular profile or a dormer is the most common because they provide the most space.
Picking a window style is also a must. You can choose from a gable, dormer, or Velux. Velux windows are the most preferred as they provide far more room light.
It is not uncommon to upgrade the roof when converting the loft. A new roof would provide better insolation and sounding proprieties.
With some help from Snow White Builders, that can happen in no time with excellent results.
According to the 2012 HSBC Home Improvement Survey valuation, an average conversion typically added over £16,000 to a home’s value.
We all know how stressful planning and executing a loft conversion might be. We aim to make that experience a lot easier for you. If you need any advice or information, please give us a call. We know it all from start to finish.
We have architects and engineers who create building plans, experienced workers who can build them, and professional management to control the process.
We are in contact with our clients bringing constant updates, and are always available for any information or queries you may have during or after the build.