Professional Loft Conversions
If you’re looking to add more living space to your home, a loft conversion is a great option. But before you start planning your loft conversion, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Here are five tips for the perfect loft conversion.
1. Is Your Loft/Attic Space Suitable?
Before you even get started with your loft conversion there are several things you need to take into consideration. Firstly, chances are that the space within your loft is not completely flat or free of obstructions, so it will be necessary to clear the area for any obstacles before starting work. If anything is left in the attic it could pose a serious danger during construction.
Generally you need at least 2.1m of clear space under the roof ridge, possibly more depending on what the space will be used for.
2. Think About What Your Going to Use the Space For
This may seem like an obvious point but you need to consider how the space will be used before choosing any features or materials, as this could heavily affect your decision making. For example, if you are converting the loft specifically for children then you may wish to include some kind of play area. If it is intended for adult use you will want to make sure that there is enough room for furniture or a bedroom.
3. Decide How Much You Want to Spend
Loft conversions are not cheap, but they will probably save you money in the long run. It is important to actually sit down and do some research before starting your project. You can obtain free quotes different companies online or get a professional surveyor to inspect the space, this will give you an idea of what kind of work needs doing. This way you can make sure that any new features fit within your budget.
4. Plan & Design
Loft Conversion Companies will provide a number of different design options, from the basic to the very complex. The more involved your conversion is, the more it will cost you. It will also take longer for them to carry out their work and that means higher labour costs. Generally speaking if you want big open spaces or non-standard features then expect to pay extra for it. Try not to let this put you off though as every loft is unique and there may be some incredibly cool ideas, which aren’t going to break the bank.
5. Select the Right Loft Conversion Company
As with all good things, there are also some bad ones! You will need to do some research before picking a contractor. The first thing you should look around for is customer reviews on their website. If they don’t have any then walk away, as this should tell you everything you need to know about how much care and attention they put towards their customers. Look at photographs of previous work completed too, so that you can compare them.
If you are looking for an experienced and reliable loft conversion company, then contact Trend Design & Build today. We have completed numerous loft conversions to a high standard and have many happy customers.