How to keep your loft warm this winter

With winter at its peak, how are you keeping your loft warm?

Create your own cozy space in your loft and keep the cold out with these 5 top tips.

1. Windows

These can cause heat loss, so make sure you install double or triple glazed windows. We use Velux windows, they're the best on the market and have a wide range of options such as automatic timers to help control the temperature of your loft.

South facing windows will help capture the natural sunlight and heat, making your loft space bright and warm. You can add black-out blinds to control the amount of heat and sunlight in summer too.

2. Floors

We take into account the structure of your building when advising the type of flooring that's best for your loft conversion.

A natural wooden floor is likely to expand or contract depending on the amount of light it is exposed to, creating gaps in your floor.

Instead, consider a laminated hardwood flooring. These tend to be stronger and more durable.

Soft carpet is the cosiest option – it insulates your floor and creates a warm feeling in the space.

3. Heating

Think about the positioning of your radiators, they should be placed in strategic areas of the room in order for the heat to be equally distributed.

Make a feature of the radiator whether it's in the bedroom or en-suite.

Nowadays you can now choose more stylish options than the traditional white wall radiators of old. This way your décor vision won’t be compromised and your loft will still be nice and warm.

Heat rises, so under floor heating in your en-suite is also a great way of heating up the whole, room especially on those chilly winter mornings.

Cushions, throws and carpeting all help to create a feeling of warmth

4. Decor & Furnishings

The way you decorate your loft will change the whole feel of the room, from the colours you choose for the walls to the soft furnishings.

Choose warm colours for the walls and add a soft throw for your bed or sofa. A long fibre rug will also make the space instantly comfy and feels great under your feet when you step out of bed in the morning.

Lighting is also essential to create a cosy space. Use low lighting such as a floor lamp or fairy lights. Our design consultants will help you create the perfect warm room for you to escape to when it's cold outside.

5. Roof Insulation

Effective roof insulation is one of the most important elements in keeping the heat in during the winter months. Inefficient insulation can lead to the creation of mould and condensation which has serious health consequences.

At Landmark Lofts, high quality loft insulation is standard. We use high-performance insulating board which is CFC/HCFC free and therefore environmentally friendly. Not only will your beautiful new loft space be warm and cozy, but you'll also save on you energy bills.

Want to transform your loft into a cozy, warm room you can feel snug in all winter? Call us today on 020 3150 0505 and arrange an appointment with one of our expert consultants.

Request a call for a free design consultation today!