- Rehabilitate the attic: check the roof and the frame
- Attic insulation and floor leveling
- Rehabilitate the attic: stairs and natural lighting
- Restored and rehabilitated attics: electricity and plumbing
The habitable attic is a boon if one wishes to rehabilitate the space and gain in living space. Thus, we can turn the attic into a bedroom, bathroom, office... or even define several rooms by partitioning the space. Rehabilitating the attic is an approach that requires, however, the organization and talents of building professionals.
Rehabilitate the attic: check the roof and the frame
- The roof
First of all redevelopment of the attic, the roof must be diagnosed. A roofer will have to check the state of the tiles (or slates) to make sure they are neither porous nor broken. It may also be necessary to apply a defoaming treatment to the roof.
The frame guarantees the stability of the house. Here we must ensure that it does not limit the restoration of the attic.
Attic insulation and floor leveling
The greatest heat loss is through the roof. The thermal insulation of the attics is therefore essential. If the insulation from the outside is done during a total reconstruction of the roof, it is also possible to isolate the attic from the inside.
- Upgraded soils
The old floor of the attic may have deteriorated over time. In this case, rehabilitating the space also involves soil restoration.
Rehabilitate the attic: stairs and natural lighting
- The staircase
In order to reach the attic, it is necessary to have a staircase installed. Its location (devolved to a minimum ceiling height) is the first thing to define, even before its shape, its material, its colors, etc.
- Natural lighting
Unused roof spaces do not generally benefit from openings. The installation of well insulated windows intervenes then.
The possible window solutions here:
- pinion opening
- Roof window.
Restored and rehabilitated attics: electricity and plumbing
Heating and lighting attics require an electrical connection set up by a professional. The use that is made of the attic here determines the number of plugs and installations necessary for their power supply.
If the attic is intended to accommodate a body of water, the intervention of a plumber is necessary. The most practical solution here is to match the new sanitary with those installed on the lower floor.