What is Involved in a Loft Conversion Project?

If you are looking to increase your living space, the loft conversion is probably going to be the cheapest option. The shell is already there, all that needs to be done is the following:

  • Creating the floor – This would typically be chipboard, which is nailed to the joists and would be the first task.
  • Working the access hatch – Normally, a loft would have a small, square opening, with a timber cover; this is not adequate for a loft conversion and after widening, a set of foldable stairs is installed, which can be raised or lowered.
  • Skylights – Several skylights need to be fitted to provide natural light and with openings, you also have ventilation.
  • Timber cladding – The walls would be cladded with plywood, which can either be painted or wallpapered. If there’s a water tank, this would be enclosed with plywood, with a service hatch included. All pipes and power cables would be boxed in and additional power points installed. Talk to a local construction company in Bath and they can quote for cladding.
  • Extractor fans – A couple of fans at either end would give you adequate ventilation and airflow, essential in the summer.
  • Bay window – An optional extra, you can exceed the building line to a degree without requiring building permission. With a deep window sill, you have a great place for storage and the additional light into the room.

If you would like to learn more about loft conversions, talk to a local builder who would be happy to quote for the project. Once the design stage is complete, an installation date can be scheduled and you will boost the value of your home.

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