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 Woodlands'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 Woodlands.
It's usually a good idea to run your plans and designs by an architect or designer who can visualize them with 3D drawings. The problem with loft conversions is that floor plans might appear vast but fail to account for the loss of useable space owing to sloping ceilings. Digital models can nonetheless be deceptive depending on the software's point of view. A basic paper model may often provide the greatest picture of how the space will actually operate.
Before you sign off on your loft conversion ideas, consider the following:
• Is this the best use of the available space?
• Could an alternative arrangement enhance the room proportions?
• Is there enough room for furniture and storage?
• Is the ceiling height appropriate? For example, can you go around the majority of the room?
• Could roof lights or light tunnels provide additional light?
Because a loft conversion is a 'material change of use,' building laws must be followed, and you should take them into account while designing your loft conversion ideas. These address safety issues such as floor strength, minimum headroom above the stairs, fire exits, thermal efficiency, electrics, and plumbing.
Since the installation of certain insulation is required by building codes, a loft conversion is an ideal way to increase your home's energy efficiency. The sort of insulation your home needs will be determined by a building control inspector, who may be an independent inspector or an inspector from your local authority. Cold-roof insulation requires a total of 10cm of insulation, with 7cm added by filling the gap between the rafters with foam insulation. The remaining 3cm of slab insulation is installed on the interior of the rafters. To allow for ventilation, a 5cm space must be provided between the roof felt and insulation. Warm-roof insulation consists of 10cm-thick foam insulation installed over the rafters before capping, tile battens, and tiles are installed. This is a more complicated solution that is usually utilized when a roof covering has been removed, such as when building a dormer. A dormer wall may be insulated with a 10cm-thick slab of foam insulation, but an interior partition wall requires a 10cm-thick quilt of insulation between plasterboard affixed to each side. Insulation 10cm thick is required between floor joists.
The average cost of a Loft Conversion in Woodlands 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 Woodlands, 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 Woodlands 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.