Adding Attic Conversions to Bungalows in Esher
Over the years, bungalow attic conversions have made up much of our work here at Jones Brothers Loft Conversions Ltd in Epsom. As a result, we have a reputation in nearby Esher as reliable bungalow loft conversion specialists.
Such loft conversions make complete sense. After all, by creating an upstairs area that utilises the roof space, we can easily double the number of bedrooms in your property. In fact, most bungalows leave 40% of the available space unused as a result of the huge lofts that most bungalows in the area possess.
However, bungalow loft conversions do create a few challenges. Yet fortunately for our many clients in the Esher area, we are able overcome any such problems with ease. The pros and cons of bungalow attic conversions include the following:
Disadvantages of Converting Lofts in Bungalows
The fact is that converting the lofts of any bungalows in Esher or elsewhere also means adding second floors to buildings that were not designed to accommodate them. As a result, our loft conversion specialists may need to underpin the internal and external walls to help them cope with the added burden of their loft conversions.
As experts, we will be able to confirm whether or not this is necessary. That’s pretty much the extent of the disadvantages we encounter when creating loft conversions for bungalows in Esher, or anywhere else for that matter.
Advantages of Converting Lofts in Bungalows
Loft conversions are an easy way to make full use of the space in bungalows that would otherwise be left unused. Bungalows built prior to 1960 make absolutely ideal properties for conversion. This is because the traditional style of construction ensures they have very large and open lofts with load bearing walls.In addition, pre-1960 bungalows also have roofs with very steep pitches. This offers readymade headroom and removes the need to add a dormer, unless you wish to increase the amount of available space in your loft even further. Modern bungalows in and around Esher have shallower roof pitches but can still be converted fairly easily.