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All you Need to Know About Loft Water Tanks when Converting your Loft

When it comes to loft conversions, water tanks can be a bit of a blot on the landscape. A loft water tank is a necessary part of a home’s plumbing when there’s no combi boiler to heat the home, but if you’re ready to convert your loft, it can be a space-consuming hurdle within the project.

If you wish to convert your attic but a water tank is stopping you, here’s all you need to know about loft water tanks when converting your loft.

Moving a loft water tank

If your loft water tank is central within your loft, you will no doubt be worried that it’s an insurmountable hurdle. But actually it isn’t too much hassle to move it into the corner of the room. Doing so doesn’t normally take up too much time as part of the overall loft conversion project; it will likely take up one day of labour for a qualified plumber, so you won’t be without hot water for too long.

You may also think about replacing your existing to tank with one of a different shape, if this works better within your newly converted loft. Similarly, moving it into a corner under the eaves, where head height is limited anyway, will mean that you are barely taking up any usable space.

Boxing in a loft water tank

If your loft water tank is already in a corner of the room, or once it has been moved, it’s a quick and simple job to box in the tank.

This can be done with either plain or decorative panelling and will mean that your tank is hidden and will not interrupt the aesthetics of the new room.

Upgrading to an unvented hot water cylinder

Traditional vented heating systems require a cold water tank in the loft, but switching to an unvented hot water cylinder as part of your loft conversion would mean that a loft water tank is no longer necessary.

Not only does this free up space within your newly converted loft, but because unvented systems are fed directly by the cold water mains supply, they often give improved flow rates to multiple outlets within your home.

Upgrading to a combi boiler

For many people, the ultimate way to deal with a loft water tank when converting your loft is to upgrade to a pressurised combi boiler. This is a contemporary solution to the problem as it removes the need to have a water tank at all and takes up minimal room wherever it’s installed within your home.

Having a gas safe plumber install a combi boiler will provide your home with constant hot water and central heating, which means that there’s no waiting for the water to heat. Many people therefore see the upgrade to a combi boiler as a smart move to future proofing their homes.

Loft water tank advice from Bespoke Lofts

However you decide to deal with your loft water tank, your specialist loft conversion company will be able to advise on the best course of action to make the most of your newly converted loft room.

Here at Bespoke Lofts we have extensive experience and can guide you on the various options for dealing with a water tank, so pleaese get in touch to see how we can convert your loft and maximise the space, regardless of whether a loft water tank is standing in your way.

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