As your family expands and space becomes an issue, you may consider selling your current home and purchasing a bigger one. Another
option is to add on to your house by extending it to the side or rear, as long as you stay within the legal limitations. Alternatively, you may
make more room. Without detracting from the exterior look or increasing expenses. If you are fortunate enough to own a home with an
attic or loft, you may do this by investing in a loft conversion service.
Loft conversions have many benefits.
If you want to avoid the hassle of obtaining permits, a loft lends itself readily to alterations and will provide more space than home
additions that are limited by building regulations to specific limitations.
Sound may be isolated in lofts. If you have noisy kids, the loft is perfect since they can make as much noise as they want without
bothering people on the lower levels.
An extension may be less expensive than other kinds of home additions.
Before a loft conversion can begin, there are a few things to know and keep in mind.
Here are a few things to think about:
Assessment of existing joists and beams to see whether they can withstand the extra load imposed by the conversion.
Examine the real useable space: the living area must have sufficient headroom and be accessible through a stair extension.
Think about how the loft conversion will affect your current water storage, plumbing, ventilation, and hot water system.
It pays to have drawings produced and authorised if approval is required where you reside, even if planning permission is not required.
Consider the current roof support system and how much it will cost to modify it in order to create useable loft space.
Stairs must be carefully considered to enable simple access.
Then there’s natural ventilation and illumination.
Following that, you’ll need to think about a bathroom and toilet, as well as loft flooring. The finest flooring options are synthetic or wood.
Another essential aspect is insulation. To minimise heat loss and act as a sound barrier, the ceiling, sides, and even the floor must be
Another essential consideration, particularly with wooden homes, is fire safety.
Make a budget.
Get a quote from a reputable contractor and be extremely specific about your ideas. It is not a good idea to change your mind in the
middle of a project since it will increase the expense. Always allow an extra 25% percent budget cushion for unexpected costs.
For loft conversion services in Glasgow and the west of Scotland at competitive prices get in touch with Luke Lloyd Builders. Click here for information