Approximately 30% of homes in the UK are terraced houses. Terraced houses are attached to other properties on both sides – sharing a party wall. They’re usually found in more built up areas where the population is dense and more housing is needed. Because terraced houses are joined on either side it can be difficult to extend laterally as the only option is usually to go out at the back, taking up a large amount of the garden space – if there is any.
Thankfully, there is a much more terraced-friendly option in the form of loft conversions. Not only do loft conversions allow a terraced property to extend their square footage, increasing the number of bedrooms or even creating that much needed office, but they also allow homeowners to keep their outdoor space too.
Terraced House Are The Ideal Property
Generally speaking, the vast majority of Victorian terraced houses are the perfect choice for a loft conversion as they usually possess a large loft space making them much easier to convert. It’s worth noting however that not all loft spaces were created equal and as such, you’ll need to consider whether yours is suitable for a loft conversion. Here are a few areas you’ll need to ensure are adequate:
- The head height of your loft is a minimum of 2.3m at the very highest point
- You have enough space for a full staircase
- Your current loft may house fixtures such as water tanks making it difficult to convert
- You’ll need to have party wall agreements signed by both neighbours
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Loft Conversion Options In Your Home
Once you’ve decided on a loft conversion being the suitable option, it’s then simply down to deciding what type of loft conversion is the one for you. There are numerous options available. The decision of which one you wish to have however simply comes down to what you can have within your personal home, budget and of course, what you’re looking to achieve.
If you’re hoping for something along the lines of an extra bedroom with an ensuite, then of course, you’ll need to focus on creating as much space as possible, which would suggest a dormer loft conversion or even a mansard loft conversion. If however, you’re simply looking to make use of the space you already have available, then a simple velux loft conversion could be the perfect option, both in terms of style and budget.
Contact Clapham Construction Today
Here at Clapham Construction Service, we have become London’s leading expert on loft conversions. We’ve refined the process for loft conversions on terraced houses, becoming experts in adapting to narrow streets and small workspaces. With our expertise and knowledge, we’re confident we can create the ultimate loft conversion in your terraced home.
If you’d like more information or would like to book a free consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact our team today on 0203 950 7957.