As with all home improvement products and services, its important to understand what it is exactly that you want in your home. One question we receive often is: What is the difference between loft boarding and loft conversion?
We’ve all heard both of those terms used before, and for many people they blend into one, however, they’re completely different things, with completely different costs. In this blog, we’ll outline the differences between the two and hopefully provide more insight into what would be best for your home loft project.
What is a loft conversion?
A loft conversion is the process of turning your, otherwise unused, loft area into a completely new living space and essentially adding a new room or rooms to your house. People will often convert their loft into another bedroom, a study or gym, but there are no limitations as to what you can use the space for.
This involves a full fit out and renovation of the space from top to bottom, including everything from the flooring,the walls & ceiling, to any appliances you may require for your new room.
Not all loft areas are suitable for a loft conversion as they often require a large amount of space to really make a completely new room without feeling cramped. Loft conversions as a whole are more suited to larger houses with room to play with, however most houses can have a loft conversion, albeit slightly cramped.
What is loft boarding?
Loft boarding is very different from a conversion. Simply put, loft boarding is the flooring throughout your loft, designed to increase your storage area in your home. You would have your loft boarded specifically for the purposes of storage and would not intend to spend time within it, unlike a loft conversion.
With loft boarding, you can either fit this yourself or have it installed for you. With our DIY Loft Boarding Kit you’ll have everything you need to board your loft, with simple to follow guidance to get you sorted. Loft conversions however take a lot of work and involve stripping out and remaking the space; you would require a professional to complete the project.
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