It’s not uncommon to be fighting for more space in your home. That’s why loft conversions are becoming more popular (and necessary) than ever, whether you want to utilize empty roof space or convert your attic into something bigger and better. But, you may not know exactly how to go about expanding that space on your own. A loft Structural Engineering company like Blue Sky can make the entire process easier for you, so you don’t have to stress about your conversion, and you can enjoy the final product with more useable space!
What Are the Types of Loft Conversions?
There are different types of loft conversions to consider, depending on your needs, your current loft size and of course your budget!. Some of the most common conversions include:
- Room in the roof conversion: This is the most basic type of loft extension that typically includes everything from a floor reinforcement to additional lighting and heating. It may also include the addition of a staircase and insulation.
- Dormer loft conversion: A dormer loft conversion includes everything you’ll get in a standard extension, with the addition of a dormer window. This addition will give you more height, space, and light.
- Mansard conversion: This type of extension adds a mansard roof, which ends up adding an extra level to your house. It’s a great option for growing families or multi-family homes.
A more costly expansion is any type of conversion that will change the roof structure of your home. But, these are sometimes a necessity for people really are looking for more space, and perhaps a completely different style for their space. It’s a great way to make your house feel more like home.
Benefits of Loft Conversions
There are plenty of benefits to expanding your home with a loft. Perhaps the most important is the fact that you’ll have more space, and if you moved into a pre-existing house, a conversion can make it feel more like the home you’ve always wanted.
Over time, however, the benefits of loft conversions become even greater. Depending on the type of conversion you choose, you can add a value of up to 20% to your house if you ever decide to sell. It’s one of the best returns on an investment you can have if you make sure you’re getting the right price for your conversion.
What to Expect from a Loft Conversion?
A simple conversion project can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks, with more complicated projects taking longer. But, it’s important to plan ahead of time with your structural engineer. The more you are able to plan out your loft conversion with a professional, the easier it will be to understand both the timeline and the estimated cost, even before the conversion begins.
If you’re considering a loft conversion in Manchester, feel free to contact Blue Sky Consulting Engineers for more information. With our years of experience and background in structural engineering, we can help you to create the loft you’ve always wanted while giving you and your family room to move and grow.
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