Mini Loft Conversions / Luxury Loft Storage Rooms
Mini Loft Conversion - Day 1
Get floor sub-frame and boards down
Mini Loft Conversion - Day 2
Build walls up and create partition doorway
Mini Loft Conversion - Day 3
Double bubble foil insulation to walls & roof
Mini Loft Conversion - Day 4
Plasterboard, skirtings and door to storage
Mini Loft Conversion - Day 5
2nd fix electrics and done ready to decorate
Mini Loft Conversion Completed
View from another angle
Do you want something a little more special than just loft boarding?
Here are some ballpark examples of prices to suit various house types
|SMALL HOUSE (APPROX. 12m²) LIKE A SMALL TERRACED||£4000 - £6000|
|MEDIUM HOUSE (APPROX. 15m²) LIKE A LARGER TERRACED OR SEMI DETACHED||£6000 - £8000|
|LARGER HOUSE (APPROX. 20m²) LIKE A LARGER DETACHED||£8000 - £10000|
We offer FREE no obligation surveys by a trained installer.
How long does it take to do?
Depending on how big your loft it to start with but for example 2/3 bed house can take only 7 days but this will be determined by the surveyor when he visits and he will advise on approximately how long it could take.
So what's the advantage of having a luxury storage room?
Well for one thing it keeps the spiders at bay, it clean and not as venerable to the elements that a roof void is exposed to such as extremely hot days and freezing cold days causes huge increases and decreases in loft temperature.
With the thermal insulated shield we install behind the plasterboard it prevents the cold and heat getting through and keep the heat in the room to.
If it gets a bit warm we do normally install an electrical air vent extractor and you can even go ahead and have a Velux roof window installed for some natural light and air. (We recommend an Approved Velux window fitter)
We always recommend installing some kind of ventilation or extractor simply to keep the air flowing in your new loft room.
Why is it important to put ventilation in?
It can get very warm and stuffy without any air movement even if the loft hatch is open warm air rises and forms above the highest point in your loft and has nowhere to escape which is why we always install either mechanical vents or electric extractors to help pull round the air in you loft room.
Also its a good idea to allow air to flow around your loft room so that the remaining eaves and general areas can also have adequate ventilation to prevent any condensation build up.
The raised floor we use to board on to is also designed and installed in such away as to allow air to flow underneath your floor and around your insulation.
This is also very important as boarding directly on to your joists is not good practice and will cause major problems.
Sub-frames are basically a supporting frame under the boarding to allow the boarded area to be raised or for adding better support and strength.
What is a sub-frame for?
See examples of different sub-frames we use to create a safe, strong storage floor in your loft.
We do three types of Sub-frame. Standard, Trussed & StoreFloor
Any houses that have any insulation protruding above the joists will require a sub-frame before boarding.
Boarding directly on to your joists by removing or squashing insulation is bad practice nowadays and may even affect your building insurance or building warranties. Today everything in the building trade has to be done in accordance with building regulations and the rules must not be broken.
a Sub-frame will allow your insulation and loft to breathe. Stopping air circulation in lofts by boarding all of your loft or blocking eaves and roof or soffit vents can caused problems like condensation build up.
Do not squash insulation down, and if you use a sub-frame above your insulation do not box in the ends leave them so air can pass underneath your storage floor and insulation so it can work efficiently.
A sub-frame can also be built in wood depending on the type of loft you have, but this will be accessed when the survey is carried out.
What sort of access will I need?There are various methods for access to get in and out of your loft using standard aluminium stow away in the loft ladders.
We can do concertina ladders for those high reach ceilings and the most popular especially for converting your loft in to a deluxe storage area or usable room is to use a fold away wood ladder and frame with a extra long door opening starting at 1.1m long.
These makes access even easier especially those of us that are not so confident on standards rung ladder. The wood option has a wide tread so a lot like a solid pair of step ladders which are attached to the back of the loft door so they are easy to operate with a spring loaded assist on the door.
We can also install special fixed staircases (providing you have the room) .
If you don't want to go down the wood hatch and stairs route you may just want a simple to use aluminium ladder. If your ceiling is within reach of a 2 section (2.69m max reach) or a 3 section (3.00m mas reach) we can install these so they are fixed to your loft floor and they can neatly fold up in to your loft using a reach pole.
You will have to have the appropriate loft hatch door for these to work correct.
The next stepIf you are interested in a luxury loft room for storage or hobby then why not call to arrange a FREE no obligation survey so we can explain what will be the best option and what we can offer you.Call FREE on 0800 8799967 or click this link to make an enquiry Make a enquiry today
All lofts are different and do require a survey to determine the requirements, material and labour involved for the work to be done.
Its not as complicated a s a loft conversion, but then a luxury loft room is only for storage or to use occasionally to study in or work from.
Maybe you want a hobby room, study or a clean storage area or maybe even an eBay stock room or somewhere to set up a train set or car racing set.
We never recommend these rooms are used for sleeping in or using as a bedroom as this would involve complying to building and fire regulations to convert it in to a habitable room.