Loft conversions 

At KJT Builders we know that loft conversions are becoming more and more popular. With the prices of new houses and cost of stamp duty it is becoming increasingly difficult to finance a move.

Even if finance isn’t an issue, you may like your current home and area and not want to move but just require extra space and added comfort in your home.  This extra room can be used for almost any purpose from an extra bedroom due to a family addition, to somewhere to go and relax.

There are many different types of Loft conversions and these are just some of the main ones:

The Velux Loft Conversion

The Dormer Loft Conversion

The Mansard Loft Conversion

The Hip to Gable Loft Conversion

As experienced loft converters in Portsmouth, KJT Builders will inspect the loft space and advise you of the practicality of converting it into a useable room.

Another reason loft conversions are becoming popular is the fact that by adding an extra usable room onto your property you are increasing its value on the resale market.

The BBC reports that having a Loft conversion extension is the most effective way to boost the value of a property. (10.9% to a property’s value, the Nationwide Building Society survey found.)  With loft conversion planning permission laws relaxed for homeowners “The new rules will cut out planning permission for about 80,000 households a year and crucially saving as much as £1,000 in some cases.”

Can your loft be converted?

With a little imagination and the help of some professional expertise, your loft could be transformed into versatile living space, with the help of KJT Builders.

A loft conversion allows you to add space without having to move. Loft conversions vary enormously in both cost and make-up. This partly depends on the size and the shape of the roof.

Simple roof shapes are invariably easier to convert, but also much depends on how you choose to operate your living space. Some roof spaces are more easily converted than others and a full assessment will require professional help.

But the untrained eye can often work out the basics. Go up into your loft space and take a look around. Is there enough headroom at the centre under the ridge?

You ideally need 8ft (2.4m) clearance, although you may find that you can still get a useful room from as little as 7ft (2.1m). A quick check with a tape measure will suffice. Also try to assess whether your roof was built using trussed rafters or purlins, as the latter is much easier to convert into usable loft space.

So, whether you are interested in having a Terraced House Loft Conversion, Semi Detached or Detached House Loft Conversion, or even a Loft Conversion on a Bungalow there will be a job that we can design to suit your needs.