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Loft Conversions Edgware

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    If you’re looking for an affordable home improvement solution, then an attic extension would be ideal. With a loft conversion in Edgware, you’ll be able to acquire more loft space, give your home a new look and also improve its value. All loft conversions in Area HA8 have a team of highly skilled builders to handle everything(including planning permission, party wall agreement if needed) from start to finish.

    You also get to work with a project manager who will be your single point of contact to supervise the entire project. Your budget is something else that you don’t need to worry about when working with an experienced builder. To get professional guidance, contact us today and talk to our loft conversion specialist and get a free quote.

    Where do stairs go in loft conversions

    Stairs are important in connecting both the existing structure and the new loft space. According to building regulations requirements, stairs should have a minimum head height of at least 1.9 or 2m. This means the stairs might have to go in the space with the most height, thus you’ll lose a considerable amount of space.

    You should also ensure that the stairs are safely designed. Your loft conversion specialist should tell you if the extension meets the building control requirements.

    What is the minimum ceiling height for loft conversion

    The building authorities require that a loft conversion should have a minimum ceiling height of 2.2m. Considering there are different extension roof types, homes that have roof trusses may require additional structural support. This is different from those houses that have a timber-framed roof.

    What thickness of insulation do I need for a loft conversion

    According to the building regulations for attic conversions, the roof should have a u-value of 0.18w/m2 or lower. This is equivalent to the following:

    • A 270mm thickness of wool or fiber insulation
    • If you’re using rigid board insulation, then that will be around 175mm
    • A thickness of 125mm if it’s the high-performance spray

    Regardless of the design of your attic extension in Edgware, the loft conversion company you’re working with should ensure compliance with all the legal requirements.

    Loft extension options

    Velux

    Aside from adding the roof light windows, no alteration is done on the existing roof structure. The floor might also need to be reinforced.

    Dormer

    Dormer

    The flat roof dormer construction is most common option when it comes to dormer lofts. Here, the extension projects from the sloping side of the existing roof thus requiring minimal alteration.

    Mansard

    Since the Mansard roof extension involves raising the wall you share with your neighbours, you might require party wall agreement. This type of extension is popular in terraced homes although it is suitable for any other property type.

    Hip to gable

    Suitable for both detached and terraced homes, the Hip to Gable extension is becoming popular with most homeowners. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, it also blends well with the existing structure.

    About Edgware properties

    Located in North-west London, Edgware is a distinctively suburban area. Even as there continues to be a property explosion in the area, you’ll find detached homes being so common. The area is suitable for young families as you will find several property developments. If you wish to improve your Edgware home, then a loft extension is something you can consider. Give us a call if you want to get access to our Edgware loft conversion service.