Converting A Truss Loft
Following the 1960s, the most popular form of construction used factory-made roof trusses. These utilise thinner, cheaper timbers, yet offer good structural integrity due to the addition of braced diagonal timber.
There are many advantages when building a new house using a truss roof. With their use of low-cost materials and quick install time they are perfect for being manufactured in bulk. They also allow a house roof to be erected and felted in a day. However, this type of truss suggests that there are no loadbearing structures beneath, and so opening up the space requires a greater added structural input.
Another big disadvantage of a truss roof is it may feel like there is a lack of usable room in the loft as it seems full of wooden frames.
Although it may seem like there are many barriers to face when considering a truss loft conversion in Essex, there is nothing that our team at Bigger Homes hasn’t seen before.
If you are looking for information on converting a traditional loft visit our standard Loft Conversion page.
MAKING SPACE IN A TRUSS ROOF
Although the frame of a truss roof occupies the majority of the internal space it’s not impossible to convert into a fantastic living space when you work with our specialist truss loft conversions team.
This will normally involve the insertion of steel beams between loadbearing walls for the new floor joists to hang on and the rafter section to be supported on. Together with a steel beam at the ridge, the whole framework is replaced using either A-shaped trusses or horizontal beams. This then enables us to create a larger and more versatile space within your accommodation.
Some building companies may not want to take on a project that involves a trussed roof. However, at Bigger Homes we are experts in truss loft conversions in Essex with a comprehensive client list full of projects of this nature.
Choosing The Best Truss Loft Conversion Professionals For The Job
As truss loft conversions permanently alter the structure of your roof, you’ll need to be confident that you’re working with qualified experts in the business. We’re delighted to present our highly skilled team who will always work alongside detailed structural engineering plans to ensure the integrity of your property. We can overcome hurdles including:
- Lack of lintels
- Worn out supports
- Shallow foundations
- Non load-bearing internal walls
Although these are certainly challenges, our team have the knowledge and skillset to find the necessary solutions. In fact, Bigger Homes are able to utilise modern steel beam technology to remove many or, if necessary, all structural trusses. From here, you can sit back and relax whilst our expert team creates beautiful third floor living accommodation for your family to enjoy.
If you have a Truss loft and would like to discuss your options to convert why not get in touch today. To get your project started why now get a free quote in under 2 minutes by using our Loft Conversion Cost Calculator?