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aising roof for loft conversion, can we reuse exitsting roof?

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mum2015 Wed 22-Mar-17 11:50:11

I am looking at various options for getting maximum room and headroom for loft conversion of our bungalow and came across this design. Any idea if we do this, will we still need a whole new roof (new trusses etc) or will we be able to reuse the existing stuff?

mum2015 Wed 22-Mar-17 11:51:58

sorry many typing errors blush

irregularegular Wed 22-Mar-17 12:00:19

We reused roof tiles, but nothing else. But the new roof was quite a different shape, plus probably done to a very different spec from the much older roof.

Aftershock15 Wed 22-Mar-17 12:03:13

You can definitely reuse the tiles. I guess the problem with reusing trusses is I assume the internal engineering would be different? At the moment you will have them spanning the loft at regular intervals, but in this more open space you would want fewer.

mum2015 Wed 22-Mar-17 12:54:04


May I ask around how much did it cost to have new roof and what size is it?

irregularegular Wed 22-Mar-17 13:27:01

I'm not sure how much it will help as I only know the cost for the whole project which may be very different from yours.

It was 45k plus VAT. About 5m by 5m - bedroom plus large shower room and small landing.

Dismantling old roof, building up new first floor walls (wood frame, tile hung, slight overhang) knocking through from existing house (this was first floor above existing ground floor, next to existing first floor), completely new roof line, two nice large wooden windows, some decorative timber. Decoration, bathroom fittings, plumbing, electrics, tiling etc.

I doubt that reusing tiles made much difference to the cost to be honest, but it looks much better (period house)

irregularegular Wed 22-Mar-17 13:31:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mum2015 Wed 22-Mar-17 13:47:03

wow. that is beautifully done. Thank you very much for sharing it.

Wanna3994 Thu 23-Mar-17 08:07:01

Thanks for the info. Please could you confirm if you used an architect, loft conversion specialist and/or local builder ?

irregularegular Thu 23-Mar-17 08:30:17

Architect and local builder. So architect's fees were on top of that.

It wasn't really a loft conversion because they needed to build that part of the first floor from scratch after removing the old roof. And they were no stairs involved.

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