Decal Scotland Ltd provide loft conversion services to clients in Uddingston.
If you are considering loft conversions, then there are a few top things to think about before you start planning what to do with your new space. That’s because not every loft is right for a conversion. Here’s the process we follow to help customers be certain they will get the right space for their needs.
The first question is if the loft is suitable. Generally, around 2.3 metres worth of head space means enough for a conversion although things like water tanks and chimneys can also factor into it. Even if the space isn’t high enough there are still things you can do but they are more likely to need planning permission.
Once you know you can convert it, then you need to see what you can do with it. If the loft isn’t very big you can create a sense of space by using light coloured décor and warm woods. You also want to think about the layout and what you want to have in the room. If it is a bedroom, where would the bed go? And is there enough headroom to sit up without banging your head? And if you want an en-suite on the room then is there enough headroom for things like a shower cubicle?
Getting the right windows in the space is also a big part of planning. You want to ensure you can get plenty of natural light and air into the loft, no matter what you use it for. Skylights can sit in the pitch of the roof while options like dormer windows and balcony windows can also be added.