As a general rule the steeper the slope (pitch) the greater the potential living space.
Houses built before the 1960s are easier to convert because roofs were usually constructed from individual rafters (the traditional rafter and purlin roofs ) This is ideal for a loft conversion as it usually has a reasonably steep pitch and relatively clear space between the supporting frame work.
Since the 1960s most roofs have been built from TRUSSED RAFTERS these are factory assembled triangles which results in a lower pitch with more struts . Converting a roof constructed like this is a more complicated process as it requires timbers to be re arranged or the roof raised and new heights joinery and loft conversions specialise in exactly this.
We are a family run business for over 14 years and all our employees are all time served qualified tradesmen with vast experience and knowledge in all aspects of joinery and loft conversions we are located within the preston Lancashire area and cover the whole of Lancashire, cumbria and Yorkshire.
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