If you have a pitched roof, there’s a lot of unused space sitting there, and with the high price of building today, many UK homeowners turn to their loft to add some extra living space. In a world of recycling and energy conservation, it does makes sense to use the space that you already have, which is why the loft conversion industry has enjoyed rapid growth.
Starting with a Bare Shell
A call to the best building services in Epping will result in an expert paying you a home visit, when he can survey your loft and help you to crunch the numbers. Here are some typical fittings and fixtures required for a loft conversion:
- Flooring – Usually with high quality chipboard, which is nailed directly on top of the joists. You could then cover the floor with carpet tiles or luxury vinyl, which also comes in tile form.
- The Ceiling – Typically formed with plywood that is fixed to batons secured onto the inner roof surface, and some form of insulation behind it, to prevent your heat leaving through the roof.
- Skylights – At least two skylights would provide you with all the natural light you need, and will openings, you also have some ventilation (a couple of extractor fans would also be fitted).
- Cladding – The water tank would be clad with timber, leaving a small hatch for tank access, along with any pipes and electrical cables.
- Bespoke Storage – The outer areas are ideal for customised cupboards and shelving, which leaves you the central area, which can be used for many things.
If you would like to explore the potential that a loft conversion offers, a Google search will help you find a local building company that specialises in loft conversions.