If you need some extra living space in your home, extending is one way to achieve this, but if you have a pitched roof, why not have the loft converted? This would be far cheaper than a traditional bricks and mortar extension, which costs a significant amount, what with the high cost of labour and materials. If you are wondering what a loft conversion entails, here is a brief description of the work carried out.
- Creating the Floor – This is the first thing on the list, as a solid floor gives the tradesmen a platform to work on, and the preferred material is chipboard. Once the floor is complete, the walls and ceiling can be cladded with plywood, making sure to insert some composite insulation behind the sheets.
- Skylights – It is essential to have some natural lighting, and at least 2, perhaps 3 skylights, would be added, and with openings, these can also provide ventilation in the summer. If you would like a quote for a loft conversion search online for local builders in Looe and they would be happy to pay you a home visit and discuss the many options.
- Insulation – Insulation is, of course, critical, and after removing the existing loft insulation from between the joists, a new later would be added behind the ceiling cladding. This will allow the heat from the home to rise up into the loft., to make it more cosy and warm.
A set of drop-down steps will allow for easy access and with some interior decoration, you have the perfect extra bedroom or study.