Loft Conversions

SD Structures can tailor our service to meet the needs of the project. We can design cost effective structural solutions with traditional 2D drawings and details for simple loft conversions; or cutting edge 3D drawings and bespoke details for more architecturally challenging projects.

The structural design of a loft conversion will depend on the construction of the existing roof as wells as the proposed configuration. Following our initial inspection we consider these different factors and design the most cost effective solution. Typically this will involve:

– New floor joists as the existing ceiling joists are unlikely to be sufficient to carry the increased loading from a loft conversion.
– New steel beams introduced within the floor to trim around the new stair opening (wherever possible we will use special details to avoid steels in the floor to save cost).
– New roof joists and steels (if required)