Yes, most lofts can be converted as long as there is enough headroom. Ideally you need a minimum of 2.3m (7 feet 6 inches in old money) to start with from the existing ceiling joists to the apex of the roof.
So, once the new loft floor (about 200mm or 8 inches) and ceiling (about 100mm or 4 inches) is in place in the loft conversion you will be left with a ceiling height of about 2m (6 feet 6 inches).
Need a visual of this then, take a look at the closest door to you – this is likely to be 1.981mm in height which is just a touch under 2m. So as you can see, if can not achieve at least 2m then converting your loft simply wouldn’t be worth it!
Yes you can, a lot of modern (post 1960) housing have roofs constructed using trusses, you can tell if your loft is of trussed roof construction as there will be timbers in a triangular or “W”shape inside your attic, with no real clear space. But don’t worry it is still possible to have a loft room of your choice, using today’s modern building techniques.
It depends on your situation. Under new regulations that came into effect from 1 October 2008 a loft conversion for your house is likely to be considered a “permitted development” which will not require you to apply for planning consent. Of course this is subject certain limits and conditions – please see the Planning Portal website for details. But please be aware that you will still need Building Regulations for your loft conversion.
Yes it does. Here at UK Loft Conversion we firmly believe that a loft conversion will add value to your property… but we would say that wouldn’t we! Maybe not immediately when the work is finished, but over a time it will.