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Planning a Loft Conversion: Questions to Ask

If you’re looking to make the most of the space you have in your home, a loft conversion could be just what you need. Loft conversions are a great way to get extra space for a growing family, create a quiet haven for work or leisure or simply gain an additional bedroom for visitors and guests. Planning a loft conversion needn’t be a difficult task, and it’s a good idea to consult an expert loft conversion company with your initial ideas.

Loft Conversions – First things First

First of all, you’ll need to fully explore the space you have available in your loft to get an idea of how you might use it. Take a tape measure up with you and note the ceiling height – you’ll need about 2.3 metres to give you enough headroom. If your roof has a steep slope, then it’ll be perfect for a loft conversion. Roofs with very steep slopes may even be able to accommodate a mezzanine level.

Dormer windows are an ideal way to add extra space to your loft conversion. They can either be the size of a regular window or can span a large portion of the roof. You could also think about extending the sloped side of your roof to make it flush with the outside wall. Make sure it will stay in keeping with the rest of your house and not stick out like a sore thumb on your street.

Ask an Established Loft Conversion Company

Once you’ve contacted your chosen loft conversion company, there are plenty of things you should ask on a first meeting. If you want to use the space for a bedroom and bathroom combination, you’ll need to find out the possible proportions of each. You’ll also need to find out if your heating system can cope with the extra pressure of an additional floor.

For an extra bedroom, make sure to ask for advice on how furniture may be placed. Is there enough room for a double bed and, if so, is there space to get in and out of it comfortably on either side? Where will any electrical sockets be placed and is there room for built-in storage? An experienced loft conversion expert will be able to answer any of these questions.

Speak to the Experts

With over twenty years experience of designing and installing loft conversions, Bespoke Lofts can provide beautiful new rooms that homeowners can enjoy for years to come. Federation of Master Builders accredited, Bespoke are skilled at creating unique loft conversions for many home types. Call 0800 783 9456 or email

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