A loft conversion is a renovation that turns an attic or basement into a habitable room. It involves converting the space into a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, with some additional features like windows and skylights.
The benefits of having a loft conversion include:
* Increased living space for your family
* A more modern look to your home
* An extra bedroom where you can sleep guests or store things
Types of Loft Conversions
There are several types of loft conversions available, each with its own unique characteristics. Here’s what you need to know about each one:
* Dormer – A dormer is a window in your roof that allows light into your loft space. They can be installed on top of an existing roof or added during the conversion process itself.
* Hip-to-gable – This type of conversion involves extending the height of an existing hip roof to create more headroom within your loft area. It’s often used when adding another floor above ground level or creating a basement below ground level (as opposed to digging out from scratch).
* Mansard – Similar in appearance to a hip-to-gable conversion but with steeper angles instead of straight lines at each corner–this style was popularized by architect Francois Mansart in France during 1650s; it gained popularity again during Victorian era due its ability provide large amounts interior space without taking up too much exterior space!
Planning and Design
The planning and design process is where you can make your loft conversion truly unique. From getting the right permits to choosing the right materials, this is a crucial stage that will influence how your new space looks and feels. Here’s what you need to know:
* Planning permission – Before starting any work on your property, it’s important to get planning permission from your local council. This will ensure that no problems arise later down the line when it comes time for you to sell or rent out your home as some councils may refuse planning permission if there are already too many conversions in an area (or even none at all). If you’re not sure whether or not this applies in your area, check with them first!
* Materials – Once we have obtained planning permission for our project we will be able to start sourcing materials for our loft conversions which can include flooring boards/timber joists etc., insulation materials such as polystyrene blocks & rolls plus plasterboard sheets etc., electrical wiring conduit pipes etc..
The Building Process
The building process for a loft conversion is usually broken down into three parts: demolition, construction and decoration.
Demolition is the removal of any existing structures on your property that are not part of the new build. This includes any walls or windows in rooms you don’t want to keep, as well as fixtures such as sinks and toilets that will no longer be needed after the conversion has been completed.
Construction involves installing all new walls, floors and ceilings in order to create an open-plan living space with adequate headroom for comfort.
Decoration refers to adding finishing touches such as furniture or artwork once everything else has been completed – this step can take place at any point during construction but is typically done towards its end so as not disrupt workers’ progress too much! Contact us for more information on Chelmsford loft conversions.