Loft conversions can transform a dark, dusty and unused space
into a bright and spacious living area.
Here you can see the before, during and after photographs from a
very typical loft conversion.
The space available has been put to good use with a large double
bedroom, ensuite and small sitting area to the left. Roof
windows finish off this lovely conversion.
Project Location : Southville, Bristol
This example is a very typical mid-terrace home.
with the obvious limitations for extending at ground floor, the
loft was the only way to provide more living space.
the homeowner opted for roof windows throughout, thereby saving
on the additional build costs of large rear dormer windows. The
drawings show the new loft space, the stair rising on the right
and roof windows across each face of the roof.
The second drawing shows the new floor joist layout, with the
opening in the floor allowing the stair to rise.
The existing section, or slice-through the house, shows the roof
timbers supporting the roof. The existing stair is shown on the
Headroom is of paramount importance in a loft conversion, and
this was no exception. The stair is located carefully to ensure
the legal minimum is exceeded, rising to a landing close to the
middle of the house. The new stair can be seen winding its way
to the loft space, ensuring minimal impact at first floor level.
Although a small loft space, the end result allowed the
homeowner to adequately accommodate an office and guest room.
Project Location : Bradley Stoke, Bristol
Being located in
the popular area of Bradley Stoke, garden space was limited. The
options for the homeowners was to 'go-out' at the back or
'go-up'... they opted for both.
The side view here shows clearly the amount of change to this
property. The entire back of the house is removed, allowing both
the ground and first floor to be radically changed and extended.
The new roof is significantly larger, allowing for more useable
space in the loft.
The front door is relocated to the side, with subsequent
changes to the internal layout at ground floor. The front wall
moves towards the front of the house, within which was the
garage door, effectively moving the garage forward and freeing
up more space to the rear.
Since the house has increased in depth from front-to-back, the
loft space has increased dramatically.
This drawing shows the new rafter/roof plan and the floor layout
for the new loft.
A large double bedroom has build-in storage to one side and a
large walk-in wardrobe to the other. With a large ensuite with
roof window, the new loft space is a perfect 'retreat' for the
Section Through - Front-to-Back
The front of the house is on the right side of this drawing,
showing the dormer windows to the rear on the left side.
The significant addition to the house can be clearly seen from
this drawing. The new stair is located above the existing stair.
two small dormers windows provide light and headroom to the loft
space, and result in a very attractive rear elevation... shown
The dormer windows, although of reasonable size, do not detract
from the overall design of the house and blend in very well to
this already modern property.
With land becoming very expensive, this type of dormer window is
becoming very popular with the leading home builders, used
extensively in three-storey town houses.
Since the design was in-keeping with modern designs and current
properties found in Bradley Stoke, planning permission was
The resulting home has vastly increased in size, providing the
family with useful, attractive and valuable space.
Bristol Loft Conversions have countless examples of other projects, from small loft conversion extensions to the examples above. Call
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