A Joiners Step By Step Guide To Planning A Loft Conversion

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Firstly we are going to look at what the first steps are when planning a new loft conversion


Loft conversion – guide for beginners

Transforming an empty attic is not as easy as they sound. Basically, a loft conversion will be done in order to use the empty attic as a bedroom or as an office space. It also depends on the needs of the users. Many people in Britain tend to show interest towards this process of home improvement. Even though huge work is involved in this process, these people prefer doing this in order to perceive their enhanced benefits. It can also be said that most British families build a loft conversion in order to obtain additional space for their family members. The below mentioned are some of the tips which will help beginners get off to the best possible start.

Are they suitable?

Before starting the work, they are supposed to make sure the loft is suitable for conversion. This is the first and foremost important factor which is to be noted for starting the loft conversion. Inspection of the roof space, measuring their height, knowing about the roof structure and revealing their pitch angle are the most important factors which will determine whether the attic is suitable for conversion. If everything sounds good in this analysis, one can engage themselves in the loft conversion process without any constraint.  If it is not, the house owner is supposed to point out some other suitable place to provide the best environment for their family. When helping a couple in Glasgow the local Joiner we worked with made it crystal clear this was the most important part and was critical when starting any loft project. The company we worked with on this project were excellent in making this point clear. You can check out some videos on Builders and Joiners Glasgow Youtube page.

How to use the space?

Once if the house owner has declared that the space in their attic is suitable for a loft conversion, as the next step, they must think of using the space in an effective way. They can convert it into an extra living space, bathroom or playing room depending upon their needs. But they are supposed to make sure that they are using the space at the best.

Budget and time

In case, if they have decided on how to use the space, the next thing they are supposed to declare is their budget. In case if their design is too complicated and time-consuming, it may require more budget. But, if the design is simple and if they are formulating it under considerable budget, they can complete the work within 5 weeks. It is to be noted that even though budget must be a concern, there should not be any compromise in the safety features.

Start the work

Once after setting with all these factors, the work on loft conversion can be started. It is to be noted that loft conversion may be a noisy process but they are not as noisy as e.g an extension on the ground floor. Each and everything in this process is to be handled carefully in order to ensure the safety aspects. People who find it more difficult and time-consuming to do this work on their own can also hire the help of the loft conversion carpenters in Britain. The professionals will convert the loft according to the budget of their clients and they will also complete the work on time with greater perfection.