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Loft Conversion Pyramid roof

Discussion in 'Building' started by stender, 27 May 2017.

  1. stender

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    I'm wondering if if would be possible for a loft conversion when I have a pyramid shaped roof?
    I'm thinking I would need the sides bricked up into a triangle and convert it into a normal sloping roof but that sounds very expensive to me. Any ideas if it's possible and rough idea what it might cost? Have attached photo of the roof.
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    Pyramid roofs always cost a pharoah whack to convert.
     
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    anything is possible but I expect the cost would outweigh the benefit, and that's if you could get the thing past the planners.
     
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    I'm talking circa 150k for a extra bedroom house where I live. Re planning the odd thing is identical house opposite has the normal sloping roof. Seems to be hit and miss which roof these houses have round here.
     
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    It could be worth getting in touch with a truss manufacture and tell them what you want, they can design you a new roof from scratch with the new room incorporated. I don't see you keeping much of your old roof if you try to convert what you have at the moment.
     
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    What height do you currently have in the loft? What's the footprint of the house?
     
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    well might well be a goer then, my first stop would be planning if you have sufficient head height.
     
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    Not sure on footprint. The loft peaks at probably 15 ft in the centre
     
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