Is my house right for a loft conversion?

Is my house suitable for a loft conversion?




Before any planning, measurement or drawings, there are a number of factors that you need to find out to see whether or not your loft is suitable for a conversion:

  • Head Height
    Take a measurement from the top of the ceiling joist  to the bottom of the ridge timber. This measurement should be an absolute minimum of 2.2m. Planning applications are likely to be refused if otherwise.
  • Pitch Angle
    The higher the pitch angle of the roof, the more useable floor space your loft conversion will have.  A pitch angle of 40° or more is considered suitable for a conversion. A structural loft conversion like the Hip to Gable, or Mansard is required if you want to negate the limit of the pitch angle and have sufficient head space.
  • Obstacles
    Fixed obstacles such as chimneys, ventilation pipes and water tanks need to be taken into account before deciding on any loft conversion plans.
  • End Shape
    The shapes of the ends of the loft – Gable (straight) or Hipped (angled) – will affect complexity and floor space calculations.



  • Age of Structure
    Any house that predates the 1960s generally have a more conversion friendly structure for lofts and extensions compared to other  houses built post 1960s. The most common house structure APT work on are victorian houses

APT have a long and steady  track record of building scores of high quality, bespoke Loft Conversions around South West / West London. Please feel free to read our client reviews that are shown in our google pages or have a look at our completed projects page.


For free quote on your planned loft conversion. Call us now on:

0207 223 6417



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