20 Feb Loft conversion in Devoran, Cornwall
The property was a block built bungalow with the loft already converted to give two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The original brief was to redesign the entire loft space of the bungalow. The roof height was less than 2 metres and from design beginnings, it was clear that less than 2.4 metres was not going to give a good quality conversion with reasonable headroom.
The first recommendation was to remove the existing loft room conversion (which was poorly insulated and access was not practical) along with the entire roof then fit a new roof with the ridge line raised. The new roof design was based around a complex steel structure. This gave us freedom to use the space created to allow four new dormers and a new stair well.
We were then able to make the existing bedrooms much bigger and create a third upstairs bedroom.
The structure of the roof was all underwritten by our associate engineer to ensure full building regulations compliance.
We worked with the clients throughout the project to completion making sure they were involved in all decision making, giving them the new home they had wanted