Many properties in Rickmansworth are suitable for hip to gable loft conversions, a style in which Abbey Lofts have a wealth of expertise. This type of loft conversion alters your roof from having a hip end to a gable end, thus drastically increasing the area of the loft space with useful ceiling height. When combined with a dormer conversion the resulting loft conversion can become very substantial, often providing adequate space for two additional bedrooms and a small bathroom.
One of the first questions to be answered when considering a loft conversion in Rickmansworth is whether or not your loft is suitable. Providing there is sufficient headroom, most lofts can be converted. As a general guide, if you have a minimum of 2.3m across a good percentage of your loft floor space, then yes your loft can easily be converted.
There are many types of roof designs, some enable a loft to be converted easier than others. Most houses built before the 1960s have a traditional rafter and purlin design, which has a steep pitch and is therefore easier to convert as the headroom is already there. Many Rickmansworth properties fall into this category, making a loft conversion in Rickmansworth a real opportunity to maximize the space in your home for the minimum cost.
If your loft space already has sufficient headroom across the majority of the floor space, then a roof window loft conversion can be carried out. A roof window loft conversion can be turned into a quirky bedroom, with cleverly concealed storage built into the eaves.