Bedroom in dormer loft conversion by Carai

When Gary and Linda wanted to provide enough room for an elderly relative to move in, they were keen to maximise the potential for extra habitable space in their home’s loft.

The idea was to transform the unused attic into a large new bedroom suite for their teenage daughter, freeing up space downstairs for the extra family member.

The couple received planning permission for the scheme, but waited a year and a half before starting works in order to get finances in place.

After deciding loft conversion specialist Carai was the right company to take their building project forward, they set a brief to create a versatile space that their daughter could use as more than just a place to sleep – it needed to be somewhere that she could escape to with friends, for instance.

They were also keen for the new bedroom to benefit from an ensuite.

The solution was a timber frame dormer extension that spans the width of the property. A larger-than-standard steel beam was needed to work with the size of the roof area and to accommodate the large bedroom and bathroom.

Carai made sure to check in with Building Control before starting the works to confirm everything was suitable to go ahead.

To ensure the family didn’t lose storage space the loft had originally provided, a cross-gabled section of the conversion project has been turned into a walk-in cupboard. It’s fully floored, insulated and plastered, featuring downlighters.

The loft conversion project took around eight weeks to be completed. The family were so thrilled with the work that Carai produced that they decided to employ the company to convert their garage and refurbish three bathrooms.

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