No matter the size of your loft space, adding a loft conversion to your Hertfordshire property really does maximize your home’s potential. If you are looking for a reputable company to convert your loft in Ware, Abbey Lofts are here for you.
First things first, can your loft be converted? As a general rule, if you stand beneath the apex of your roof and have a height of 7’6″ (2.3m) then the answer is yes.
The next thing is what type of loft conversion is right for you. Each property in Ware is different – and each loft conversion in Ware is different. What are you intending to use your new space for? Do you require as much headroom as possible, or is your room predominantly there for storage?
A dormer loft conversion is an extension to the existing roof which protrudes from the roof slope, allowing for additional floor space and headroom within the room. This option can make a conversion feasible in a loft with limited headroom.
Mansard loft conversions maximize the available space within the loft by expending the roof outwards, usually to the back of the property. The top section of the new roof extension is almost horizontal whilst the lower slope is close to vertical.
Houses with hip roofs do not generally have sufficient loft space to create a practical loft conversion. Involving quite major changes to the roof, a hip to gable loft conversion is created by building the gable wall up to the ridge line, and then building a new section of roof to join the existing roof.
A Velux / rooflight loft conversion is the most cost effective way to convert your loft, but is only suitable if your loft space already has the height and floor space to create a useable room.