Is my attic suitable for a loft conversion?

Before you start work on your new loft conversion there are a number of things that need to be considered. Here at Lofts Kitchens Extensions our team of master builders have pulled together a list of considerations all prospective loft converters should think about before embarking on the dream loft conversion project.

Height of Attic

The very first thing you need to check when considering a loft conversion project is the height of your attic. Put simply, if your attic is less than 2.2 metres in height, it will unfortunately not be feasible or practical to convert your loft. However, our team of professionals have helped clients in a similar position create more living space through either a house extension or internal reconfiguration.  

State of Attic

After you’ve put a big green tick next to ‘Height of Attic’ the next thing you’ll need to look at is the state of the loft itself. Are there any holes in the roof? Do you have any visible signs of rot on your timber roof struts? What condition is the floor in? If there’s structural work to do to the space before starting the conversion process itself, you’ll want to factor these costs into the project. 

Roof Pitch

Looking at the pitch of your roof will give you a clear idea of the best ‘type’ of conversion for your loft. As a general rule, the steeper the pitch, the easier it will be to have a Velux loft conversion. If the pitch of your roof is shallow, it will be better to consider a dormer loft conversion.

Obstructions and Obstacles

During our initial consultation, a member of our team will be also look for any obstructions and obstacles in your attic space. Potential issues include the position of the water tank and chimney stacks. These can be moved or removed, but the cost needs to be factored into the overall build fee.

Get in touch

If you’d like to discuss your new Bristol loft conversion project, or arrange for a senior member of our team to visit your property for an initial consultation, get in touch today on either 0800 002 9541 or

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Our team of expert builders and master craftsmen work with domestic and commercial clients across Bristol and the South West. Click below to find out more about the different building and renovation services we offer:

Loft Conversions

We understand that embarking on a loft conversion project is no small feat. From initial planning to construction and sign-off, our experienced Bristol team are with you every step of the way.

Kitchen Installations

Whether you’re working in a tight space or have a large blank canvas our skilled kitchen installers and fitters can help. The kitchen is the heart of the home and we always strive to deliver for our clients.

House Extensions

Alongside loft conversions and kitchen installations we’ve also helped lots of customers create more space from their existing property with an extension. Arrange your free consultation with our team of experts today. 

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