Loft Conversion Ideas

TLC not only specialise in high quality London loft conversions, but also offer a full range of building services to increase and improve the living space at your London residential property. From bespoke kitchens and bathrooms, home extensions to full property refurbishment and renovation, TLC can provide the perfect solution to your London property requirements. An Essex loft conversion or Hertfordshire loft conversion is a great and cost effective way to utilise the unused loft space in your home, and create stylish and functional additional living space. For this Chingford loft conversion in North London we added a bespoke en-suite shower room with wet room style shower for the master bedroom.

For the two slopes, one has a shallow angle while the other has a steep angle. For most Business  type of this nature, there is planning permission required. The roof is assessed for suitability for conversion – a builder, surveyor, architect or design and build company should be able to tell you whether a loft conversion is an option. Check whether you need planning permission and apply if required. If there is a chimney stack in your loft then you may wish to remove it to make more space.

It is vital that you consult a structural engineer and employ the services of a good builder in this case. While this is undoubtedly a job that will add to costs and timescales, it won’t prevent you from converting your loft. If you adjoin a neighbour, check how this may affect their structure and complete any party wall requirements. 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.

All loft conversions require approval from Building Regulations. As the householder, it’s up to you to get your conversion approved. However your contractors should support you through the approval process and provide you with any necessary calculations.

You will receive thorough advice, guidance and management of the entire loft conversion planning permission process and/or building extension planning permission process. Many loft conversion companies will just put in the required minimum amount of insulation but it’s a good idea to ask for more insulation. Increased insulation can protect your loft conversion from extremes of temperature, save on energy bills and provide additional sound proofing. Loft conversions are a popular choice to expand a home’s living space.

Adequate ventilation is vital to prevent condensation-related problems and ensure good air quality. This includes rapid ventilation via windows, background ventilation with air bricks/trickle vents and extract ventilation for bathrooms/kitchens. Attic bathrooms are not required to have a window providing the extract fan can provide rapid ventilation. It is often necessary to insulate party walls — both against heat loss and noise.

Before you know it, you have filled the space with clutter which will do nothing but collect dust and waste valuable space. Opting to begin the process of a loft conversion forces you to clear out every nook and cranny of the space as it must be entirely clear for work to begin. This gives you the perfect opportunity to have a full clear-out and finally say goodbye to the items that you have been hoarding for years.

Your existing insurance provider may be able to provide cover whilst the work is underway. However, some don’t and it’s important to seek specialist renovation insurance if this is the case. Existing soil pipes are likely to be vented above roof level and it may be possible to boss a connection into this, or into another soil pipe on the floor below. Where there is no existing soil stack you may be able to add one; otherwise, a smallbore flexible waste pipe can be used to connect to the drains. The internal partition walls use a 100mm quilt that will provide sound insulation. Plasterboard is attached to one side of the wall then the quilt inserted, followed by plasterboard on the other side.

We’d advise keeping the scheme simple and injecting personality through the use of soft furnishings and other accessories, this way changes can be made easily as their interests change. Check out our guide to how to design a playroom for more tips and ideas. While opting for a light coloured scheme – you really can’t beat white – has the power to make a loft rooms feel larger and lighter, it needs to be balanced out to prevent it from feeling too clinical.