How to complete an eco loft conversion
Before embarking on a loft conversion, consider taking an eco-friendly approach
Quicker and less hassle than building an extension, converting the attic is a cost-effective way to increase your living space. Kim Loddo, director of Inglis Badrashi Loddo (IBLA) explains the measures you can take to complete an eco loft conversion.
Reclaim and reuse
Reuse materials wherever possible. My practice has been working on many projects where we were able to reuse parts of a roof, or recycle the original roof tiles, trusses and floorboards. Carefully assess each element. Can you reuse it, repair it or adapt it? So, if there needs to be a complete replacement or redesign, this should be done as sustainably as possible.