Attic Conversion Contractor
This page is designed to help you make the best decision possible when building your next Attic Conversion. You only get one chance to get the project right the first time, so make sure you choose the right Attic Conversion Contractor. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
Another popular trend in the United States housing market is converting an existing attic into livable space. As an Attic Conversion Contractor we know it makes sense to use existing attics if the attic has enough height and space to be used as living space.
Needed: An Attic Conversion Contractor Expertise
Some old homes have staircases leading to the attic, which eliminates a large problem that most of our clients encounter when wanting to convert their attic to a bedroom, office space or media room. Stairs can take up a large amount of square footage and are not even considered by most in the planning stages of an attic conversion.
An architect, designer or qualified Attic Conversion Contractor can help in the layout of the stairway of the new project. Another very important area that is not considered is how will the new attic space be supported? Chances are that the existing floor joists were not designed to handle the weight of the attic as living space.
Include An Attic Conversion Contractor to Your Team
Always have the foundation of the home inspected by a structural engineer and your Attic Conversion Contractor to ensure that the attic renovation can be supported by the home’s current foundation. Cities require this as part of the approval process when it comes to getting a building permit. Also required is a stamped set of plan from a registered Architect showing the layout of trusses, floor joists and details of wall sections. All of this certainly adds to the cost of an attic conversion, but is necessary in making sure the new upstairs living space meets building code and safe to occupy.
Attic Conversion Contractor’s ~ The Needed Approvals
Plumbing, electrical and air conditioning will need to be assessed to see how they will come into play for the new upstairs attic space. Permits are also required for these trades and will a building permit by your builder. Other items to consider are approvals from: HOA (home owners association) Historic Conservation District, Preservation District and Flood Plain Approval. As you can see, there are many items your Attic Conversion Contractor must consider before making a decision on turning an attic into living space.
As home addition contractor we look forward to working with you on your next Attic Conversion. Call us today to schedule your appointment.