Things to Consider Before Undertaking Loft Conversions in Banstead
Converting your empty loft into a useable room is arguably the most cost effective way of adding value to your Banstead home, not to mention increasing the amount of liveable space you have available. This is the case whether you want another bedroom, entertainment room for your teenagers, an office, or a gym.
However, there are three main things to consider before undertaking the conversion; but where should you start? Jones Brothers Loft Conversions Ltd in Epsom are here to help…
Why Undertake a Loft Conversion?
Were you aware that loft conversions can add a significant amount of value to your Banstead property? Well, hiring the loft conversion specialists at Jones Brothers to perform the procedure could add as much as 20% to the overall resale price of your home, quickly and at a surprisingly affordable price.
Many families in the area choose to convert their lofts as a means of creating more space without having to move home. In addition, the work taking place in the loft is likely to be less disruptive to any Banstead household than a major extension would be, for example.
Is My Loft Convertible?
Before we begin work on any loft conversions, we need to assess whether the lofts in question are suitable for conversion. In fact, the vast majority of lofts in Banstead can be converted with ease by our loft conversion specialists. However, there are three main things that we need to check to be sure.
The primary consideration is the internal height of the existing attic, from underneath the ridge board in the apex to the top of the ceiling joist. Some argue that attic conversions can be undertaken with as little as 2.2 metres of space available in the useable part of the roof, which is true. However, our experts agree that to be ideal for conversion, lofts should have at least 2.5 metres of useable space.
The second thing to consider is the pitch of the roof of your Banstead home. Generally speaking, as long as the pitch is over 30°, then it is suitable for conversion. The higher the angle of the pitch, the greater the central head height will be.
The third consideration is the footprint of the existing attic space. As a rule of thumb, internal walls should measure a minimum of 5.5 metres from side to side (including the chimney). The attic walls should also measure at least 7.5 metres from front to back.