Recommended floorspace for self-contained loft conversion

What's the minimum floorspace you'd recommend for converting a loft into a self-contained flat? It's for family members to use when they stay, so it doesn't need to be anything fancy - just have a basic kitchenette and en suite.

Asked by Bill on 11th Dec 2022
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"Loft conversations require a minimum height of 2.2 metres and building regulations must also be adhered to.
Homes built after the 1960s are more likely to have a roof truss rather than timber framed roof and in this instance may require structural support."
Answered on 12th Dec 2022 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
"Depends on how big is your floor space and how much money you want to spend"
Answered on 12th Dec 2022 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"You need a hight of 2.4 m to the ridge, when the dormers are aded then the pace will enlarge the width of your floor space, if you have dormers both sides then you will get the full width of the roof space"
Answered on 11th Dec 2022 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
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