18 Jan How much head height do you need for a loft conversion?
What is the required height for a loft conversion?
If you are thinking about converting your loft, then you probably have lots of questions. What kinds of loft conversion are available? What should you use your loft for once work has been completed? However, before work can even begin there are some things that you should be aware of. For example: what is the minimum height for a loft conversion? Here, we‘ll tell you everything you need to know – and how you can be sure your loft meets all current requirements.
What is the minimum head height for a loft conversion?
So, how much head height do you need for a loft conversion? Current building regulations state that to convert a loft, a minimum height of 2.2 metres is required. This is something that we always adhere to here at Add a Room, and we work on a wide range of properties across Essex. Once we have taken a close look at your space in question, we will be able to tell you if it meets the minimum head height requirement and what the most appropriate next steps are.
Why is there a head height requirement?
Why is there a minimum head height for a loft conversion? The current guidelines are in place to allow for three things: insulation and the construction of the internal ceilings and floors. Then, once that work has been carried out, you will be left with a ceiling height of at least 1.9m. Any less, and your loft would not be a space that you could use comfortably – making any work that you carry out on it pointless.
How much head height do you need for a loft conversion on your property?
Is a loft conversion still possible if you have a lower ridge height? Yes, in some cases! Styles that boost the amount of head room within the space, such as mansard and dormer conversions, can be carried out on lofts where there is less head room to spare. These can give you the height that you need for stairs or an en-suite, and will really boost the amount of space within your loft. Don’t worry – we will advise you on which style is the most suitable for your property.
To find out more about converting your loft, please get in touch with our friendly and experienced team today.