Bungalow Loft Conversions Nottingham
Bungalow loft conversions are a fantastic way to add more living space on the upper part of your property. There are many ways to utilise this forgotten area that is usually full of junk, Christmas decorations, and other items that will probably never be used again. Once the loft space is cleared out, you have the blank canvas to create something rather special.
Did you know that up to 40% of the space in your bungalow is currently being unused
There are many ways of converting the bungalow loft space to your advantage, but first you must ask yourself why you need this extra space? and choose the reason why the conversion is needed. It could be that you have outgrown the ground floor space, as your family has increased in size and need to expand your living area to accommodate, or you just want to create more room without the hassle of moving into a larger property. Also creating rooms upstairs with a loft conversion can free up space below, so you could extend the kitchen, or have a more spacious living area. The options are endless.
Bungalow Loft Conversion Ideas
Bungalows built before the 1960s period as they were more than likely built with large open loft area space. Most have good load bearing walls to accommodate and support a newly built bungalow loft conversion. Bungalows with a steep rising pitch of the roof can be ideal premises as you can cancel out the dormer windows, as they already have sufficent head room, also making these more cost effective and keeping the price down.
Do not worry if you have a low roof pitch as these shallow pitch roofs are good candidates for converting into chalet style bungalows. We can discuss your options available to you on your first consultation with us, to make sure you gain the best solution for maximising the loft space and head heights..
Load Bearing walls and structural support
There is one issue to overcome when planning and thinking about converting your bungalows loft area, and that is your existing load bearing walls. These need to be checked first, and calculated by a certified structural engineer. The reason is, some bungalows were built but not designed to have the weight of extra rooms above the downstairs living area.
It could mean that extra structural support or underpinning will need to take place, prior to the loft conversion building work.
Where ever you choose to locate the stairs that will give you access to reach your new bungalow loft conversion, you are bound to lose a small area on your ground floor level.
Think carefully about this decision, if you are not sure, maybe liaise with your architect as they are good at coming up with problem solving ideas, so you don't lose too much space.
Building regulations for bungalows
One of the great advantages of bungalow conversion projects is the building regulations are usually not as rigid as say a house conversion. An example of this is when you are converting a 2 storey house to a 3 storey, you will need to take into consideration the installation of fire doors or enclosed loft stairs, that are not required for a bungalow conversion.
This can reduce the total cost of the overall building project. Bungalow loft conversions can indeed be one of the most lucrative home improvement conversions that adds fantastic value to your property.
If you are searching on google for basic loft conversions near me, or either garage and basement conversions, I am pleased to inform you that we have you covered in that department, check out this little selection of towns and Village around the Nottinghamshire area, we have completed all kinds of conversions, house extensions, alterations, renovations and building work in these local places and areas over the years. We are always adding to this extensive list for our profile.
Arnold, Bulwell, Beeston, Basford, Burton Joyce, Carlton, Colwick, Mapperley, Mansfield, Papplewick, Ravenshead, Hucknall, West Bridgford, Ruddington, Bingham, Wollaton, Long Eaton, Eastwood, The Park, Alexandra Park, Rushcliffe, Toton, Breaston, Barton, Woodthorpe and Lucknow Drive, Bramcote, Risley, Stapleford, Chilwell, Sutton in Ashfield, Kirkby in Ashfield.
We also offer other kinds of property ideas to convert and create space to your home around the Nottingham and surrounding areas. If you are looking for loft conversion ideas or garage conversion plans, we can certainly help and offer guidance to you in that department, So please make contact if you have any questions or concerns, so that you make the right decision. Also take a look on our Home page to see if any of the other property developments spark your interest.