Most homes built after the 1960s have truss rafters throughout the attic. While providing excellent support for the composition of the home, their large shape creates barriers for potential loft conversion.
Since it is a precarious job, truss loft conversions must be handled by seasoned professionals so that the structure of the home is not compromised.
Before any renovation began, a structural engineer would need to exam the truss rafters’ load bearing capabilities. After creating a safe secondary support system, a loft design can be crafted with the help of the homeowners. While it is a difficult planning process, once the plans are approved, the loft design can resume with minimal disturbance to the rest of the home.
Truss Loft Conversion Features
In a slowing economy with soaring home prices, renovating a loft space is an innovative and time saving solution to moving into a larger, and more costly, home. Besides the much needed extra living space, a new truss loft conversion can really define a home. Besides the typical extra bedroom, many homeowners splurge on a unique living area such as an art gallery, a music room, a tea lounge, or even a spa. While adding square footage to the property, a loft can serve as a business opportunity as well. Why drive to an office if there is an option to work at home? Not only is a loft conversion convenient and cost-effective, it can create money saving opportunities with home based careers.
Why Use Specialists?
As mentioned earlier, truss loft conversions can be a daunting undertaking for an inexperienced DIY homeowner. Truss rafters feature thick beams throughout the attic’s space, creating cramped quarters. Without an advanced knowledge of structural support, it is widely recommended for truss loft conversions to be handled by specialists. A typical truss loft has a “W” shaped rafter that must be removed and replaced with steel or timber trusses that support the structure of the roof. The new linear trusses will be constructed without interfering with the new loft area. Every loft is constructed following every building regulation and structural requirements.
Will it look Professional?
When people think of getting their loft converted into a new space; they often can’t picture the transformation from a dusty, insulation filled area into anything that looks pristine. However, with our network of leading truss loft conversion specialists, and their combined training and experience, your imagination would be your only limit. Whether you are looking for a room to mirror the décor of the rest of your house, or a new room bordering on modern/contemporary, the options are really limitless. And yes, it will look very professional.
Ready for a Quote?
The process of turning a loft from a dormant space into a practical living area can seem overwhelming. However, by completing a truss loft conversion inquiry, we will be able to provide you with no more than five specialists who can provide a free estimate on the truss loft conversion. At this point it is possible to ask any questions regarding the various loft conversion types, as well as enquire about regulations and planning permissions. There is no obligation to accept, so don’t fret if you aren’t happy with the quote. After all, the idea is to get the best job done at the best price.