Birmingham Loft Conversions
Recently we completed a relatively large loft conversion within the city of Birmingham. Here at Birmingham Builders, we have completed many loft conversion projects in recent times. With loft conversions, there are usually three different choices in how you would like to convert your loft. This depends both on the amount of size you would like to increase within your loft and the property that you own itself. Depending on how your property is shaped, the building itself may or may not be suitable for that specific conversion. One example is that of a hip to gable loft conversion, which is more suitable for your home if you have a slanted wall where the roof connects to the wall. If the wall is not slanted, then a hip to gable loft conversion may not be possible for your property. The three different loft conversions are hip to gable, dormer and mansard, with each conversion increasing the overall size of your loft conversion respectively.
Should I get a loft conversion in Birmingham?
Loft conversions in general are becoming more and more popular within the Birmingham area in recent times as it is a cost-effective way to create living space within your home without having to invest too much financially. It is also good for those who have already underwent home extensions towards the sides of their home and no longer have space within the boundaries of their property. Another additional benefit of loft conversions are the customisation options that it can bring within your home. Like home extensions, loft conversions are not restrictive in terms of the rooms you can create with them, and at times can give you a bit more leniency. One such example is the possibility to add a balcony within the top of your property. You can also add luxury rooms such as steam rooms and saunas, or even an entertainment room such as a home theatre. The options are relatively endless, if you have both the financial budget and the space within the conversion.
Ad this is a relatively quickly growing trend within the city of Birmingham, we have had the pleasure of completing all loft conversion types. The most popular seems to be the mansard conversion because of the large amount of space, but it is also the costliest. The labour and raw materials costs for a mansard are higher than any other option, but with the investment comes more options and space for your room. Recently, we completed a mansard conversion which involved the creation of a home entertainment room. It was a home cinema and gaming room combination, using the same projector and screen for both the Blu-ray console and video game consoles. With the addition of furniture such as couches, side chairs and a sleek glass desk under the screen to discreetly tuck away the electronics needed, we could create the perfect room with both sound and light treatment.
What loft conversions are available in Birmingham
Another loft conversion we recently completed was a hip to gable conversion, with the creation of a bedroom and bathroom combination. However, we were also able to install a Velux window and balcony onto the side of the conversion itself, allowing for the home owner or member of household who resides inside the bedroom to safely and freely use. There are many options when it comes to balconies within your loft, as you could also create a relatively large balcony space from both a dormer and mansard conversion. You could also construct a Juliet balcony within the loft itself for a smaller but just as safe option. With additional boarding and insulation however, the Velux window and balcony are both safe to use and do not allow outside temperatures to affect your bedroom too much, especially in the winter time where it would be a larger concern.
Since loft conversions are a rapidly growing trend, it is important for builders in Birmingham to be both knowledgeable and experienced in the conversion process. We have builders Birmingham inhabitants can rely on for their loft conversion needs. So, if you are looking for a loft conversion within the Birmingham area, come to Birmingham Builders & Construction today! Otherwise, please read some of our previous blog posts today!