Loft Conversions Company manages every aspect of loft conversion from drawing architectural plans right through to completion of all finishing trades, leaving the completed Loft Conversion ready for decoration. As Carshalton's leading Loft Conversion specialist, we have been transforming homes for over two decades building hundreds of fantastic living spaces to suit your lifestyle and needs. With us, you will get a cost-effective Loft Conversion that will add value to your property in Carshalton.
The required head height for a loft to be converted to another room would be not less than 2.2 m. If your initial roof space check indicates a head height of less than 2.2 m, you have two options (both of which are rather inexpensive). Solution 1: Raise the roof, which would include removing a portion of the present roof (or the entire roof) in order to rebuild it and give it the needed height and structure. The structural feasibility is there, but the biggest issues are the expensive cost and obtaining planning clearance approval. Solution 2: Lower the ceiling in the room below, which will need the removal of all existing ceilings, resulting in a bit of a shambles. For this arrangement, a plate must be fastened to the wall using shield anchors or bare bolts to hang.
When attempting to add more headroom to loft space, there may be specific planning approval procedures that must be followed. While authorized projects are much broader and rules are a little looser than they were previously, it's critical to consult with a competent loft conversion firm about these difficulties. Loft Conversions Company in Carshalton works with you in planning out your desired loft conversion. Our team is prepared and experienced in transforming lofts even with such difficulty as a low head height. With Loft Conversions Company, you’ll be working with experts in the loft conversion industry. We have patient and dedicated team members who will work with you and incorporate your plans into ours so that you will have a desirable loft conversion outcome.
A dormer conversion is perfect if your roof is slanted and you want to add additional headroom while also bringing light into the area. I'll add that head height by making a boxed projection from the slope of the roof, which will serve to create a feature for the space without changing the overall contour of the roof itself. A hip-to-gable conversion is a more common loft addition since it offers both headroom and floor area to utilize - you can even use it as a master bedroom if enough space is created. This is because the roof's slope is replaced by a straight wall, which helps to push the space out and raise the roof's height.
You should think about where the light strikes your house at different times of day. If you want to use the loft conversion as an extra bedroom, the brilliant morning sunlight coming in through the window may wake you up too early, especially during the summer.
You should also think about privacy. If you're just going to use the space in the night, say as a snug or a TV room, you don't want the windows to be in a place where neighbors can see in. Where you could install shades, it detracts from the attractiveness of the window itself, especially if you've splurged on a dormer. If you're worried about a low-headroom loft conversion and want to know what your best alternatives are, contact Loft Conversions Company now. We provide experienced advise on the best approach to build headroom in your loft and can assist with Carshalton planning approvals.
The average cost of a Loft Conversion in Carshalton is between £40,000 to £90,000. (in 2022) The most common type of Loft Conversion is the dormer as it adds the most space and best light to your property. A loft conversion will not only give you extra space but also enhance your living space on your property. A loft conversion price depends on many factors such as type of the conversion, type of the roof you have, type of the lighting you want in the loft, the type of windows required, the size of the project, fixtures and fittings, nature of the exterior, client's personal requirements and the site's location. If you want to know the exact cost of your Loft Conversion in Carshalton, you will need to book a site survey or send us your drawings and our loft specialist will review them and get back to you with a quotation.
If you would like to discuss the ways in which a Loft Conversion could enhance your Carshalton home, call us on 0208 1020 675 or email to ask us any questions. For a free site survey and design consultation please fill out the form on the right and our team will get back to you as quickly as possible.