I was speaking to Paul Jacobs last week, who owns a local building firm near my home in Oxford. Paul has recently branched into loft conversions too, as he says a loft conversion is becoming a popular addition to a home in the modern day and age, and more and more people are choosing to create a loft conversion in the home for a number of different reasons. One of these reasons is that of space. As more and more people come into the world, the amount of space becomes less and less and we therefore need to think of ways in which to create more space within the home. A loft conversion can be a great way in which to do this. Another reason why a loft conversion can be a good idea is because it adds value to a property. A home that has a loft conversion in it will be more appealing to a buyer than those that do not. Here are some things to consider when you wish to get a loft conversion in your home.
You must remember that a loft conversion can only take place on a property that has a roof that is pitched. If the roof is not pitched then there will not be enough space for the loft conversion to be built. However, properties usually do you have enough space for a loft conversion and you will be able to create one if you have around one and a half meters of space in height. You will also need to make sure that you have the correct building regulations in place and these will be available from the building standards which are put in place by the government. Once you have outlined that you’re building regulations are acceptable, you can then go ahead and work with your plans.