Your home is a property that keeps increasing its value as time goes by. There are modifications you can do to your home as long as you meet certain planning and building permission within your community. Most notable among the changes a homeowner may want is attic or loft conversion.
Attic or loft conversion involves transforming your extra or empty loft space into something useful or functional. The loft can be office space, an extra bedroom, storage, gym, or even a kitchen! The first thing to consider before converting your loft is the ceiling height so that it will define the kind of roofing you will choose.
While the loft is a part of your home, you still need to secure a planning permit from your local government assigned on building requirements. Also, an average decent loft modification will cost you a considerable amount, ranging from £30 000 to £60 000, or depending on the choices of materials used, the size of room extension, and the additional furnishing or interior designing required along the way.
In the UK, converting your home with a loft increases your home value to at least 20%.
Loft in Roofers Bristol
The crew and builders of Roofers Bristol UK pay particular attention to quality workmanship to every project to be undertaken in the area of Bristol and the surrounding towns, especially concerning lofts for attics. The primary concern in this kind of projects is on how the roof is sealed and bonded to complete the loft. Most of the time, builders find the roofing issue where the job was not properly carried out. With a compromised roof, leaking problems will arise, giving the loft huge damage.
When you engage with roofers about your loft conversion, always trust the expert. Employing the best roofers in Bristol will not only give you excellent and efficient service but also peace of mind for many years.
What are the types of conversion can be done on my roof?
Loft conversion done by Roofers Bristol UK is based on the type of loft you like. The roofing process is entirely co-dependent on the loft style. Since roofing styles are varied and so are loft conversion types.
- Hip to gable
- Roof light
Factors to consider
Your loft space would only be a waste if not converted properly or according to what you have planned. Before having your loft conversion implemented, consider the following points:
- Is there enough head height?
- How steep or low the roof pitch should be?
- What roof structure is suitable?
Headroom is crucial in loft conversion. You need to consider the stairs, the highest point of the ridge to the lowest point, and if you can comfortably walk on the loft without having to bend all the time especially if you are tall. It is disappointing when there is little headroom when the whole floor is done. It is better to lay a plan with your architect or designer to prevent costly solutions when the work is done.
Loft conversion costing depends on several factors. You can only visualize how much you are going to spend with your loft project if you list down these points.
- What kind of staircase to use
- Floor material and reinforcement or replacement
- Size of the room
- Type of roof and roof materials
- Electrical connections, cabling, lighting, heating, etc.
- Safety compliance; installation of security, fire, and smoke alarms
- Roof alteration (most probably, roofing will affect part of your home; sometimes the roof shape for the loft requires full roof replacement)
There are many things you can do with your loft conversion but you need reliable help from industry’s best. At Roofers Bristol UK, we understand that home improvement and roofing projects should only be performed by qualified roofers. Our company is built with highly qualified professionals and contractors who are National Federation of Roofing Contractors certified. NFRC is an organisation designed to recognise competent and dedicated roofers who only bring out exemplary service in the industry of roofing.
Get a reliable roofer over your head, let’s talk about your loft conversion now, and we’ll handle the rest.