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Things to Consider before Loft Conversion

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Many homeowners these days are looking forward to converting one part of their home into something else, especially when it comes to loft conversion.

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Things to Consider before Loft Conversion

  1. 1. Things to Consider before Loft Conversion Many homeowners these days are looking forward to converting one part of their home into something else, especially when it comes to loft conversion. There are plenty of reasons as to why this is done so, but most of the time it is about adding an extra space for a guest or to increase the sale value of the property. It can be very overwhelming if you had never conducted any building work before, and even more stressful when you see a lot of things to consider. However, this can be made simple if you consider the following things first before you decide on your loft conversion. Conversion Suitability This refers to whether or not your loft is suited for conversion. You need to ponder on this before you rush things into converting your loft.
  2. 2. There are minimum requirements for a loft to be converted. The traditional purlin roof and cut rafter require the minimum height to be at least between 2.2m to 2.4m. If your loft comes with a modern roof complete with trusses, the acceptable minimum is between 2.4m to 2.5m. The next thing to consider is whether or not there is a lift area or chimney that passes through the roof. This is to ensure that it won’t get affected by the project. Although most cases it doesn’t affect the conversion, some properties have elements that need to be moved. This will lead to an even greater cost in loft conversion. Check out whether your roof is felted. Many traditional properties like those styled after the Victorian era have roof slates that do not have the felt behind it. When you carry out a loft conversion, these will have to be rectified using a breathable membrane. Doing this will have an addition cost to the overall budget, too. Article Source: https://medium.com/@cityloftslondon/things-to-consider-before -loft-conversion-15a6aea3238b#.6m2owmb46 Shared by: http://www.cityloftslondon.com/

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