Decal Scotland Ltd provide loft conversion services to clients in Falkirk.
One of the first questions that we get from people considering loft conversions is whether their loft is suitable for conversion. We always carry out a survey as the beginning part of our services but here are some general tips to give you an idea.
Are there any other homes in the street that are converted? This is a good question to ask because if a neighbour with the same layout house as yours has a loft conversion, there’s nothing to think you can’t too. You can even ask them to take a look if you know them!
The minimum height you need to have for a loft conversion is 2.2 metres. So go up into the loft with a tape measure and find the tallest part of the room. If the space measures at least 2.2 metres, then you know there’s a good chance you can convert. It does tend to be older houses predating the 1930s that have lower loft spaces and aren’t suitable for converting.
The way your roof was built can also factor into the decision. Rafters run along the edge of the roof and leave plenty of space in the centre to use. Roof trusses have cross-sections across the loft and mean there is less free space. You can still convert them, but you will need some structural work first to support the roof.