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 Letchworth Garden City'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 Letchworth Garden City.
Loft conversions are a great way to create additional space in Letchworth Garden City without taking away from the area's character. Loft conversions can transform an unused attic into a comfortable, stylish, and functional living space that adds value to your home whilst blending seamlessly with its surroundings.
Letchworth Garden City is a beautiful and historic town in Hertfordshire, England, and offers the perfect setting for loft conversions. The area's picturesque streets, stunning parks, and impressive architecture can add value to any loft conversion. Letchworth Garden City is an idyllic town filled with charm and character. Founded in 1903, the town was the world's first garden city and remains a symbol of innovation today. With its carefully planned streets, green spaces, and strong community spirit, Letchworth Garden City is the perfect place to undertake a loft conversion project. Loft conversions are popular in Letchworth Garden City due to the town's plentiful supply of period and contemporary homes. Whether you have a Victorian, Edwardian, or modern property, our experienced team can help you design and create the perfect loft conversion that meets your needs and budget. From extra bedrooms and bathrooms to office spaces and much more, loft conversions are an ideal way to add value and functionality to your home.
Several loft conversions are available in Letchworth Garden City, each with its advantages and benefits. Some common examples include
Dormer Loft Conversions: These involve extending the roof up and outwards to create a new room within the loft space. They are relatively straightforward to install and provide additional space for a new bedroom or home office.
Hip-to-Gable Loft Conversions: These involve extending the hip end of the roof up and outwards, creating a gable wall in its place. This conversion provides extra headroom, making it ideal for larger bedrooms.
Mansard Loft Conversions: These involve extending the roof at a steeper angle than a typical dormer conversion, creating additional headroom and space for a new bedroom or en-suite bathroom.
Velux Window Loft Conversion: This type of loft conversion does not require any significant structural changes to the roof and instead involves adding Velux windows to the existing roof line. This type of conversion is suitable for lofts with limited headroom.
It's easy to overlook the importance of allowing air to circulate if you want your loft conversion to be nice and energy-efficient. However, ventilation is required to prevent dampness or condensation. It has an opening of 5% or 1/20th of the room's floor area if it opens at a 30o angle or greater. This is to allow enough 'rapid ventilation'. Background ventilation, such as trickle vents with an 'equivalent area' of 5000mm2. A 50mm gap or air must be left between the roofer felt and the insulation when insulating the roof. This acts as a ventilation path, allowing air to circulate and decreasing condensation.
Whether or not you require planning permission, your loft conversion must adhere to building codes. Building codes are in place to ensure that any work is structurally sound, that the new room is fire safe, and that sound is adequately insulated between the loft and the rooms below. The specific regulations that apply will be determined by the type of conversion. To make the new room fire-safe, fire-resistant doors will be required. Smoke alarms that are powered by the mains will also be required.
• Floor and beams: new floor joists are likely to be required to support the weight of the new room.
• Sound insulation: It is critical to ensure that noise between rooms is adequately insulated.
• Stairs: new stairs will be required in the event of a fire (retractable staircases and ladders will not suffice).
• Walls: Any new walls must support any existing or new roofs that have had their existing supports removed.
• Windows must be large enough to provide an escape route in the event of a fire.
• If you're adding a new bathroom, there are plumbing and electrical codes to follow.
If you would like to discuss the ways in which a Loft Conversion could enhance your Letchworth Garden City 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.