Steel or Timber Beams – Which is Best for Your Loft Conversion?

  When planning a loft conversion, the first ideas to pop into your head may be the colour scheme — or the carpeting — or whether that retro arcade machine that’s been sitting in the garage for the last forty years will fit snugly in the corner. These are all big decisions, yes; however, one […]

How to Light a Loft Conversion

When your loft conversion is finished, or if you’re particularly prepared – before it’s even started – you need to consider how you’re going to add light to your new room. Loft conversions come in all shapes and sizes, and, as a result, some light fixtures will work for some interiors and not others. Luckily, […]

How to Give your House an Exterior Makeover

We all take great pride in ensuring the inside of our home is pristine, stylish and homely, and yet many of us fail to make any significant changes to the outside. Here at Kingsmead Conversions, we believe the exterior of your home should look just as great as the interior, and so we’ve created this […]

How to Prepare Before a Loft Conversion

  So, you’ve decided to go ahead and get a loft conversion – great! Say goodbye to the dust-collecting, cobweb-housing roof space that hasn’t dared been entered since 2004, and say hello to your brand new guest bedroom, or office, or retro 90s gaming lounge. If you’ve chosen a reputable company for your loft conversion, […]

A Guide To Dormer Conversions

  You’re thinking about having a conversion but you’re not sure about the terminology for some of these conversion types and a common one for this is the dormer conversion. This month, Kingsmead Conversions are here to help iron out all you need to know about dormer conversions including what one is, whether you require […]

DIY Loft Conversions – Is It a good option?

  A loft conversion is a great opportunity to increase the space and value of your home. An extra room in the house can help to alleviate the stress of an enclosed space and revolutionise the way you use your home and each room in it – with the potential for another bedroom, office, gym […]

Staircase design ideas and loft staircase regulations

Open living is now an incredibly desirable way to live and what’s more popular is to make a statement with a stunningly breathtaking staircase. In any grand design, you will notice that the lead up to the second floor will be more than just a simple set of stairs, it’ll spiral or curve with elegance […]

Why truss rafters shouldn’t put you off a loft conversion

Having a loft conversion is an ideal way to maximise your home, not to mention it spurs you on to get rid of old, unused stuff that’s been sat up there for years. If that’s not encouragement enough, you might be surprised to know that a conversion can also add up to 20% more value […]

Reducing the cost of a loft conversion

If you’ve been looking to move home because you need the space, but have realised that it’s not really a great time to relocate, or you haven’t got all the money you need, a loft conversion could be the solution. Loft conversions are ideal for those that need the extra room and it’s a great […]

How to plan for a loft conversion

When you transform your loft into a habitable room you could be adding more value to your home, not to mention allowing more space for you and your family. A loft conversion can be turned into a number of things – bedroom, gym, office, relaxation room – but before labelling the room, it’s important to […]