If you have chosen or need to convert to space in your loft, then you will need to consider the costs that could be involved. There are two options to take depending on the viability of your roof space.
Option 1 – The basic conversion
Building regulations stipulate that the loft space needs to be greater than 2.2 metres – this is measured from the loft floor to the rafters above. If your house meets these requirements, then the following costs could be incurred and will need to factored into your overall budget;
Option 2 – Raising the roof
If your roof space doesn't meet the height regulations, then you could consider having the roof raised. This option is the most expensive because you will have to have your entire roof removed and rebuilt at the new higher level. In addition to this, you will also need to apply and successfully get planning permission, which could take a while. Once the new higher roof has been constructed, you will then incur the same costs as outlined in Option 1.
It is important to considered and budget for all possible costs when planning for a loft conversion. You will also need to ensure that building regulations allow for the conversion and that the roof meets the minimum requirements before embarking on any such work.
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BS1 Loft Conversions