Property North Wales

Loft Conversions: Adding More Space & Value

A loft conversion can increase the value of your home by up to 20%. Lots of homeowners choose this option to add space to their home, without having to go through the process of moving house. 

Opting for a loft conversion can be much less invasive than having an extension added to an area of the house you use frequently. There are a few options for who you can contact regarding a loft conversion; an architect or building surveyor, a loft conversion company, or experienced builders Llanrwst

Is my loft suitable?

Firstly, you’ll want to make sure you can actually convert your loft. There are three main things you need to check:

  • The internal height - Measure right from the top of the ceiling joist to the underside of the ridgeboard in the apex. It needs to measure around 250cm to convert comfortably.

  • Roof pitch - This is the angle of the roof. You’ll need to measure this to see how high the central head height will be. The higher the pitch angle, the higher the head height.

  • Footprint - As a rule of thumb, the minimum amount of space you’ll need is 550mm from one side to the other, and 750cm from the front to the back.  

How could I use the space?

Now you have made sure you have enough room for the loft conversion, you can start dreaming about the possibilities for your home improvement. Here are some useful ideas:

  • Spare bedroom - It’s the perfect size and shape for a guest bedroom with an en-suite.

  • Playroom - Keep all the mess out of the rest of the house by using the space for you kids' den or playroom. They’ll find it exciting that they’re in the attic!

  • Study space or home office - Having your study space at the top of the house means that you can get away from any noises that are bothering you.

  • Multi-purpose room - You can have a room which has a combination of uses. A living space could easily double up as a spare bedroom with the addition of a sofa bed.

  • Bathrooms - If you're going to include a bathroom you’ll have to make sure that there is enough headroom for a shower, or space for a bathtub.

  • Storage - Due to the angled ceilings, there may be some leftover space which you feel like you can’t use. This is ideal for extra storage spots. 

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