The leafy suburb of Rickmansworth is a much sought after Hertfordshire town whose residents enjoy a high quality of life. Standing on the Grand Union Canal, Rickmansworth developed in the 1920s and 1930s and is home to numerous red brick Victorian properties.
Many properties in Rickmansworth are suitable for hip to gable loft conversions, a style in which Abbey Lofts have a wealth of expertise. This type of loft conversion alters your roof from having a hip end to a gable end, thus drastically increasing the area of the loft space with useful ceiling height. When combined with a dormer conversion the resulting loft conversion can become very substantial, often providing adequate space for two additional bedrooms and a small bathroom.
One of the first questions to be answered when considering a loft conversion in Rickmansworth is whether or not your loft is suitable. Providing there is sufficient headroom, most lofts can be converted. As a general guide, if you have a minimum of 2.3m across a good percentage of your loft floor space, then yes your loft can easily be converted.
There are many types of roof designs, some enable a loft to be converted easier than others. Most houses built before the 1960s have a traditional rafter and purlin design, which has a steep pitch and is therefore easier to convert as the headroom is already there. Many Rickmansworth properties fall into this category, making a loft conversion in Rickmansworth a real opportunity to maximize the space in your home for the minimum cost.
If your loft space already has sufficient headroom across the majority of the floor space, then a roof window loft conversion can be carried out. A roof window loft conversion can be turned into a quirky bedroom, with cleverly concealed storage built into the eaves.