Exceptional Loft Conversions In Birmingham By Up Another Level
When people buy a house they often buy for the situation they are currently in, and then at one point realise that they no longer have enough space. This can be because they have started a family, they have got married and now need room for one more, or even because they are having more guests then before. This is a hard time to buy a house but even harder to sell, and so if you are looking for more space but don’t want to or can’t move, then a loft extension might be the right thing for you.
A loft is a space most often frequented by junk not used on a regular basis, but by storing these items more sensibly you can free up the space for another room using one of the companies providing loft conversions Birmingham wide, but how do you know which kind of loft extension is perfect for you?
There are a number of different kinds of loft conversions:
- A dormer loft conversion is the most common type used. A dormer loft conversion is an extension to the existing roof, and it projects vertically from a sloping roof; giving you extra floor space and headroom within the building. Inside, a dormer loft conversions has vertical walls and horizontal ceiling in the same way as a normal room instead of the normal slanted sides of a loft conversion.
- A hip to gable loft conversion involves changing the sloping side of the house, which is sometimes also called the ‘hipped’ side, to a flat end, also called a ‘gable’ side. This gives you a much larger loft space and this can create the extra space you might need for a staircase to access the loft easily. This type of loft conversion often needs planning permission as it changes the outline of the roof.
- A mansard loft conversion is a conversion at the back of a property and it has a flat roof not sloping. The back wall slopes inwards at an angle and windows are usually within small dormers as above. Mansard loft conversions also usually require planning permission because of the changes in the roof shape and structure.