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 Longford'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 Longford.
Many people choose to have their loft conversions transformed into completely new bedrooms.
Yes, converting your loft into a bedroom makes efficient use of unused or neglected space Lofts are frequently used to store old belongings. Generally, folks won’t actually go up into their loft for anything more than a few times a year. This makes it quite a deserted and misused space with no real substantial purpose. Converting your loft into a bedroom allows you to transform it into something completely new, from which you can reap significant benefits. Loft conversions are the ideal solution and you would benefit from something specific, such as a home office or a bedroom.
So far, so good, but if your loft conversion will be used as a bedroom, additional regulations and requirements must be met, including
Headroom -Current Building Regulations will apply here since, despite the fact that the space will be mostly utilized at a horizontal level for laying down and sleeping, the room itself must allow sufficient headroom for mobility about the room. Current conditions require acceptable headroom along the comprehensive length of one side of the bed, without the threat of hitting the ceiling. If the roof needs to be elevated and changed, to ensure acquiescence with headroom requirements, then additional planning.
Insulation is essential for all loft conversions; insulation to make the space thermally efficient is covered by Part L of the current Building Regulations that apply to property conversions. These rules would apply to the walls, floors, and the roof itself, and they require a minimum of 50mm roof insulation when the room is used as a living space, such as a bedroom, which must be factored into the available ground clearance calculations.
Fire and escape safety regulations vary depending on the number of floors in the property, so it's necessary to verify with your loft conversion specialist and building control to see which ones apply to your specific conversion. In general, the higher the new loft room is from ground level, the more stringent the requirements. In all cases, an escape route from the loft room to the front door must include the following elements:
Not a ladder, but a proper staircase. If a spiral staircase is proposed as a space-saving or visually appealing design option, check with your loft expert, architect, or building control to ensure that the proposed design and location comply with fire safety regulations. If there is any confusion, opt for a practical staircase.
A minimum of 2m of headroom is required along the entire escape route. This can be reduced to 1.8 near the stairwell's edge (for example, if the roof slopes at the edge), but only if there is a full 2m headroom at the flight's center.
30 minutes of fireproofing from all materials along escape route. Meeting this criterion may necessitate improving the materials in the walls alongside the escape path, particularly in older residential or period structures;
The ﬁts of a fire safety door, which can be opened fully, as entry into and out of the new loft bedroom. Any doors on other floors that are along the escape route from the loft room must also be enhanced to fire doors.
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The average cost of a Loft Conversion in Longford 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 Longford, 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 Longford home, call us on 0208 1020 675 or email to ask us any questions.