Can a Trussed Roof be Converted?

Converting a trussed roof can be labour intensive — but it’s not impossible. This month’s article will help you find out if your house has a trussed roof and whether it is suitable for the loft conversion you’ve set your heart on. What is a trussed roof? A trussed roof is a common roof type […]

How to Maximise Natural Light in Loft Conversions

With the loft being located at the top of the house, and as they vary considerably in size depending on the property you own, it can be difficult to install conventional windows. This is often a concern for those looking into the possibility of a loft conversion, but don’t let this simple aspect put you […]

What is the Best Way to Insulate a Loft Conversion?

Loft conversions are brilliant for expanding living space in your home, and a way to ensure that your new loft conversion is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible is to have it adequately insulated. Not only will this make for a more cosy room, but it will also help to save you money on your […]

Does A Loft Conversion Need a Party Wall Agreement?

If you’re considering a loft conversion, you might be wondering if your loft conversion will need a party wall agreement. Whether you’re new to building development or have gone through the process before, it’s worth taking the time to familiarise yourself with this piece of legal information in order to avoid disappointment further down the […]

Home Insurance Guide For Your Loft Conversion

Converting your loft, despite being considerably time-consuming, is also incredibly exciting. It will refresh your home in a way which will exceed all expectations, and although it can be difficult to put all elation and subsequent anticipation aside, it must be done in order to update your home insurance accordingly. Failure to do so could […]

What Type Of House Extensions Are There?

So you’ve decided you want to get an extension on your home? Moving house is becoming an increasingly expensive event, causing many homeowners choosing to extend their home instead of moving to a bigger home. The first thing you need to decide is what type of extension you want. It’s worth taking a thorough look […]

Top Tips for Decorating Loft Conversions

When it comes to decorating a loft conversion, one thing needs to be kept in mind: space. Although lofts come in all shapes and sizes, the majority will have space in limited supply. Decorating a loft in a way that utilises the amount of available space will provide the best results. Here at Kingsmead Conversions […]

4 Tips for Designing a Loft En-Suite

  One major concern many people ponder before pursuing a loft conversion is “will there be enough space to create the room I want?” This worry is often doubled for those who wish to turn their loft into not one — but two new rooms! It’s common for people to want an en-suite alongside a […]

Fire Safety Guide for Loft Conversions

  Fire safety may not be the first thing you consider when planning a loft conversion, but since 2007 strict regulations have been enforced to ensure all loft conversions are built and maintained to the highest standards of safety. Much of these regulations concern the construction of the loft conversion, and as such won’t be […]

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 […]