A loft conversion is used either as a bedroom, storage, teen den, entertainment room, children's game room, home office, or even a bathroom. Globally, loft covers have become a welcome trend for those who want to expand their property without using the space for a garden or anything else. Whatever your needs or desires, a loft conversion is one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways to add something to your living space without really moving.
Before embarking on the project of converting your loft into usable space, there are several factors to be considered. First, the scaffolding space used for the project must be properly inspected to ensure that the dimensions are such that would make the planned conversion possible. It should also be ascertained whether the space under the roof bridge is sufficient for headroom.
Dormer Loft Conversions
Dormer lofts are constructed in treated lumber and clad in slate or tile to match your property. Generally, these are constructed under permitted development.
Mansard Loft Conversions
Mansard-type lofts are constructed by making both sidewalls. The back walls are built with treated lumber at 70 pitch and clad in slate. Windows are made and coated with lead. This type of scaffold generally requires planning permission.
Finding a good builder is stressful at best. You must be absolutely sure that you can deal with the builder and the workforce that will invade your home. You should also know enough to make sure you are getting good service and that your bed will not fall off the floor the first night you sleep!
If you don't have a recommendation, researching construction companies online is probably the best place to start. You start by finding companies that will work in your area and initiate contacts. Take into account the type, response time, and level of friendliness you have with company personnel.