Decal Scotland Ltd provide loft conversion services to clients in Strathblane.
One of the main considerations when looking at a loft conversion is how to get light into the loft. You don’t want to be carrying a torch or have a long extension lead with a light on it every time you want to go into the loft, even if it is just used for storage. This means you will want to have electric lights extended into the loft and also to have rooflights added.
Having electrical lights in the loft is necessary if you are using it as a habitable space and preferable for storage. Whatever style of lights you want, you may also want to have a switch on the level below to control the lights.
You can choose one of a range of lighting options. Fluorescent strips are sometimes used for storage style lofts because they are simple to install but can be more expensive than other options. LED lights are a popular option that offer cost effective lighting and come in a variety of wattage to suit the size of the room. You can even go for a standard pendant bulb holder style as you may have this in the rest of your home.
Another consideration is letting natural light and air into the room. The best way to do this is with rooflights or skylights – special windows designed to work in the pitch of the roof and to open in different ways. Some of these even come in balcony styles where you can step outside a little or access an area of flat roof if it is suitable for walking on.