If you are wanting to convert your loft, the first thing you want to do is make sure that it’s actually possible to convert it. Some lofts are harder to convert than others. The trickier it is to convert the loft, the more it’s going to cost and the more disruptive it is going to be for you.
Loft Conversion Types
In the UK, there are five main types of loft conversions. If your loft can be converted, the style you should choose should be based on your current loft’s current roof shape and structure and how much you want to spend. In some cases, planning restrictions might control your conversion.
To see if that is the case, talk with local builders in Alloa.
- Roof light
- Hip to gable
Is My Loft Able to Be Converted?
As we mentioned before, some lofts are trickier than others when it comes to converting them. As a homeowner, there are specific factors that you want to keep in mind when determining if you can convert it or not.
One of the first things that builders look at is the available head height to ensure that you have enough headroom to convert your loft and what kind of headspace you have available for a staircase. They also look at the type of roof structure you have, as well as the roof’s pitch. The last thing is the location of the chimney stacks and water tanks inside the loft.