Changing the roof structure for a loft conversion.
Modern roof loft conversion.
A roof light loft conversion is the easiest and most affordable type of loft conversion.
This loft conversion trend is on the rise in the uk with some areas of london having an average of 4 out of 10 homes going through or having gone through the process.
The most difficult part of the conversion is making sure that the opposing roof slopes are tied together and supported.
This option is the most expensive as it requires the complex removal and rebuild of the existing roof.
Access into roof via a scaffold.
If you do need a purpose built loft conversion staircase it pays to have the design approved by your building control officer before you actually commission them.
Purpose built staircases are around 10 times the cost of standard off the shelf designs so bear this in mind when you re planning your loft conversion.
Due to the supporting beams taking up the available space in the roof area so many builders will tell you that your loft is unconvertible however here at tvm lofts we are experts at converting this particular style of loft.
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They look great on almost every house that has an existing sloping roof and open up more inside loft conversion space.
If it s 2 2m or more your loft should be tall enough to convert.
Converting your loft is the less traditional but ever popular way of adding space and value to your home working from the top down.
In a dormer loft conversion a portion of the extension protrudes from the slope of the roof.
This could be a hip to gable loft conversion or a mansard conversion for example.
Rooflight loft conversions require the least amount of structural work to the existing space and are therefore the most cost effective.
Take a tape measure and run it from the floor to the ceiling at the tallest part of the room.
However thanks to modern techniques these type of roofs can be converted successfully.
The roof structure is altered at the sides or rear of the house to add a large flat roofed box dormer.
The conversion from a trussed roof to a trussless roof simply involves the redistribution of the roofs weight from the trusses to beams running from gable to gable.
These types of loft conversion are quite basic.
Then you have a modern truss roof.
Dormer loft conversions are the most popular option as they are the easiest way to add light and an increased amount of roof space with full headroom.
The only changes made are the addition of windows.
First look inside the roof space of this truss roof house.
However the average dormer loft conversion with a double bedroom and en suite costs about 35 000 45 000.