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Loft scheme / drawing - brainstorm ideas needed please

Postby taffer87 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:09 am


I am converting my loft on a 3 bed ex council property in London. The architect has suggested some ideas and I wanted people's view on things.

One of the problems I have right now is that the current staircase is quite wide (930mm) and has a very gentle incline. This causes a slope in one of the bedrooms (top left).

What I have tasked the architect is to solve that problem as well as provide loft access.. at the minute there is a ladder access.

Please note it is a tunneled house with shared access so where the stairs come in from ground to first.. is the border on the ground floor but there is additional space to use on the 1st floor as can be seen in the drawings above the tunnel (which currently has ladder access but only 600mm). There is also the possibility of moving the ground floor stairs further to the right by maybe 30/40 mm.

Please feel free to suggest ideas for access.. and also what to do in the loft. One master + en suite or two beds + washroom. At the minute the washroom in the loft is not technically en suite but I am thinking i will have double doors so it is an en suite + access from landing so also a general bathroom. That door could be locked to make it en suite etc. Is it a good idea? ... h1kdys.png

PS - it appears i can't upload the image of the schemes the architect proposed as I am a new forum user.... so i have given the link above that can be copied to a browser

link to pdf: ... 3.pdf?dl=0
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Postby michaelbailey » Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:55 pm

have you thought about metal web joists 'easijoist' that sit 150mm above the existing ceiling they are made to specification and reach spans of 8 metres specified them in a drawing recently that went in eaves to eaves @600mm centres cost 85£ each
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Postby michaelbailey » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:03 pm

drawing copy, sorry reducing the file size loses alot of info
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