Your loft may be too small to convert

One of the most favoured UK home improvements is to extend; commonly upwards. As we are one the main supplier of loft conversions Hull has, we can agree with this. They are a great way of increasing your home’s value and adding extra space. Along with this, a conversion is the cheaper option when compared to moving house altogether. Unfortunately, not every house is suitable for this kind of work.

However, there are methods of working around marginally sized lofts. Though they are more costly, the cosy space it provides is worthwhile. The various planning processes a loft conversion must undergo helps to determine if it’s suitable.

What building regulations are there?
The standard requirements for a conversion are a minimum of 2.4m height. To measure this effectively, use a tape measure or hire a professional. The height should be taken from the peak point of the ceiling boards to the roof. However, do note the conversion will create less head height due to plastering, panelling and insulation.

Furthermore, installing dormer windows means an easier job. They project outwards on sloped roofs, making them perfect for smaller loft types. What’s more they provide more headroom and a better view. Also with dormer windows, they are popular choice for smaller roof spaces as they don’t need extensive planning permission.

Although windows are a building requirement for loft conversions, adding skylights is also an option. In small spaces, achieving maximum light is vital. Installing a skylight is highly recommended because they allow much more daylight in than most windows.

As many homeowners are unsure of their roof’s suitability, people rely on people like us to advise them. Luckily we are one of the most knowledgeable teams for loft conversions Hull has. LoftCon therefore has the expertise to take on any project. If you have any questions, please contact us today.