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Can my loft be converted? How to measure it to find out

Updated: Jan 23

If you want to know if your loft can be converted, you need to measure how much headroom you have inside your loft.

In order to ensure you measure it correctly, you'll need to following the diagram below.

If your loft measures 2.4m or greater at the ridge, then your loft has a high probability that its convertible within the existing roof space. If however your loft is less than 2.4m, then it's not game over, but we'll need to look at more creative way to meet the regulations, such as a roof lift. With a roof lift you can raise the ridge height, subject to planning permission, allow us to create you an amazing space.

What Are Your Options Based On Height

  • Less then 2.3m - If your loft is below 2.3m, then your only option is a roof lift, and this measurement is correct, i.e. its been measured from the current point, then the only probable option is to have a raised height roof lift loft conversion.

  • Between 2.3 & 2.4m - Ideally you need a minimum of 2.4m, but using some creative thinking we may still be able to convert your loft into a usable space. Its worth noting that any loft in of this height, will feel cozy, as the ceiling will be around 2m in height. To give you a feel for this, look at a typical door of a house, and the frame is around 2m high.

  • Greater than 2.4m - You have all the options open to you, from a standard velux loft conversion within the roofline, or a dormer loft conversion. Plus you can still consider a roof lift if that’s right for your project.

If you want to know more or your not sure if your loft is convertible, then contact us and complete a free survey of your home to advise you on what you can do.


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