The kind of lighting you choose for your loft space will largely depend on the type of loft conversion you have and how much natural light you have in the room.
Bats are one of the protected species listed under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Discovering bats in your loft space may cause some delays and result in additional expenditure to your loft conversion project.
Most of us would probably admit to giving short thrift to our ceilings, focusing more on making a feature of vertical walls, incorporating other decorative ideas around our rooms, and making do with slapping a couple of coats of white emulsion on the ‘wall’ above our heads.
However, a loft conversion presents many opportunities to increase natural light inside your home and provides an interesting canvas on which to unleash your creativity.
Opening up the loft to create new accommodation is an exciting option - with many different types of floor plan and design possible. An L-shaped loft conversion is a design which can create the largest amount of space, particularly when additional headroom is required. This larger space gives plenty of configuration options, including multiple rooms.
Just as you’ll find there are different types of windows which could best fit the intended use and space available in your loft conversion, you’ll also find there are just as many variations of blinds to be explored. After all, you not only want to find the ones which will offer the best fit for purpose, as well as best fit, for your windows but also create the right atmosphere and ‘look’ for your loft room.
Short on space indoors but lucky enough to have an area outside which offers the potential to extend? Although the idea of extending outwards might hold instant appeal, recent statistics reveal that the solution for gaining additional accommodation, as well as maximising property value, could be to keep your garden growing and extend inside - with a loft conversion.
Where your property’s concerned, ‘development’ relates to construction, alteration and change of use. Any development work undertaken in the home will need signing off by local building control, with full documentation to prove this has been carried out in compliance. Preserving this paperwork proves useful way beyond the planning stages!
Around 50% of all UK university students are amongst those still living at home even whilst they study: with the cost of tuition fees and steeply rising accommodation costs being cited as main reasons for the rise of “the commuter student.” One solution to help your grown-up learner live-in, with the rest of the family alongside (and on-side with the plan) could be to extend your home with a loft conversion.
A loft conversion is a major investment of time and money, so you need to be sure it’s worth it for you! One of the best ways to weigh up whether a loft conversion’s going to be worth it is to consider all the benefits, alongside any specific worries which could apply to your situation.
Most homeowners want a loft conversion because they want to create more room - and of course, to create a room which provides comfortable, even luxurious and elegant accommodation, there must be plenty of headroom for moving around and making the most of the new space. So what do you need to know?
Having a whole new loft conversion is an exciting step, but if you start to think about replacing the roof tiles whilst you’re at it, you could be concerned about it also turning into an expensive one!
However, the good news is that for most loft conversions, it’s really not necessary to retile the roof. And there's even better news ...
When it comes to the problem of not having enough space in the home, one of the most budget-friendly solutions is to expand your existing space, perhaps by moving on up, instead of moving on out? However, as with all good ideas, possible solutions often give rise to more questions so here at Abbey Lofts we aim to help you with some answers to that big one which usually starts it all: can I convert my loft?
When the family or a hobby grows, the accommodation offered by the average terraced house can start to feel cramped and leaving the local area can be the last thing you want to do. If that’s the case, it can make sense to stay put and look to the loft for extra living space, with a terraced house loft conversion.
Whilst most of us want to extend upwards to realise potential space, it’s certainly becoming evident that many of us also want to realise potential income from our homes – and with a loft conversion, it’s possible to achieve both!
Although suggested timescales are estimated, sometimes it’s just useful to know what to expect, particularly if you have work and a family to consider.