Is your home suitable for a loft conversion?

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The most obvious indicator of whether your home is suitable for loft conversion is head height. The general rule of thumb is that there must be at least a 2.0 meters distance between the floor and the ceiling.

If the ceiling is sloped, this distance must apply for over half of the floor space. This requirement is necessary in order to ensure that people can stand up straight in the room. We can check this for you during our initial meeting.

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In extreme cases, a new roof can make a loft conversion possible.

People with lofts lower than 2.0 meters in height must consider remodelling as it allows for a new height to be achieved. Milltown Lofts have completely removed the first floor ceilings on some properties to allow a loft conversion. We have also lifted the roof completely

Careful planning of the stairs is a must

Careful planning of the stairs is a must

The second most obvious consideration is access. According to the regulations, there must be a permanent access for loft conversion to be considered as a living space.  Staircases allowing access to the roof normally rise from the room’s center. This is necessary in order to ensure that people are not required to duck when they enter the room.

Roof Windows can make that loft space bright and airy

Roof Windows can make that loft space bright and airy

When in doubt whether your house is suitable for loft conversion, don’t hesitate to contact us. A member of our team will also survey your property and offer a free quote and an advise for loft conversion.