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Create Your Own Loft Cinema Room

Home cinema, also called a home theater, is a term for an audio-visual system that seeks to reproduce the experience of going to a movie theater. Home theaters typically have large screen televisions or video projection systems, surround sound speakers, Blu-ray or DVD players, and comfortable seating. Many people enjoy building their own home cinemas, as it allows them to customize the experience to their own preferences.

There are a few things to consider when setting up a home cinema. First, you’ll need to decide on the size of the television or projector screen. The larger the screen, the more immersive the experience will be. You’ll also need to choose speakers that can provide good sound quality. It’s important to place the speakers correctly in order to get the best sound possible. Finally, you’ll need to choose comfortable seating that will allow you to enjoy the experience.

With a little planning and effort, you can create your own home cinema that will provide hours of enjoyment.

Convert your loft into a loft cinema room

We have in the past noticed the demand and desire for a cinema room but most of these dreams are put off due to not having enough space. So the best alternative we believe is to convert your loft area. Most lofts can be converted nowadays, even the new trussed lofts can be converted with the correct procedures in place.

So how much will a loft cinema room cost me?

Well, we provide a blank canvas – that meaning we convert your loft and supply electricity, ladder access, flooring, insulation, and storage from as little as £4500! Any requirements such as electricity behind walls for tv mounting will be adhered to. We have talented joiners here at Ecoloft and can help with any specific requirements you may have. Projectors and large Televisions are so affordable nowadays so this may only add around £1000 to your total budget.

Benefits of having a home cinema:

1. You can enjoy movies in the comfort of your own home.

2. You can control the environment, including the temperature and lighting.

3. You can choose your own movie schedule.

4. You can invite friends and family to join you for movie night.

5. You can create a fun and relaxing atmosphere in your home.

Contact us first for your loft cinema room quotations

We have been one of the most competitive loft conversion companies for years now and wouldn’t want you to lose money from not requesting a free quotation from us. So call 0845 017 6057 for a quote today or receive our FREE online calculation.

Awesome Man Cave Ideas For Your Loft

When it comes to man caves, nothing quite compares to a loft man cave. Why? We really don’t know!! Perhaps it’s the seclusion your loft has from the rest of the home, maybe it’s the sloping ceiling that can give a more den-like feel? Or maybe we all just want to be a bit more like batman and live in a cave – in our roof.

Whatever your reasons are for considering creating your own man cave, here are a couple of ideas that should hopefully make your “ludicrous” man cave idea a little more justifiable when persuading your other half.

What is a man cave?

A man cave is a space in a house where a man can relax and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is usually decorated with items that are important to the owner, such as sports memorabilia or games.

Many men use their man caves as a place to unwind after a long day at work, or to watch their favorite sports team on television. Some man caves even have bars or pool tables, making them the perfect place to entertain friends.

While a man cave may be a place for a man to escape from the outside world, it is also a place where he can feel comfortable being himself.

Benefits of having a man cave:

There are many benefits to having a man cave. It can be a place for you to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It can also be a great place to entertain friends and family. Here are some of the top benefits of having a man cave:

1. It’s your own private retreat

2. It’s a great place to entertain friends and family

3. It can boost your property value

4. It’s a great way to show off your personality

5. It can be a source of pride for you and your family

6. It’s a great place to bond with friends or family members

7. It can be a source of relaxation

8. It can help you save money on entertainment expenses

9. It can be a great way to stay fit and active

10. It’s a great way to show your creative side

If you’re considering adding a man cave to your home, there are plenty of benefits to consider. From boosting your property value to providing you with a private retreat, a man cave can offer a variety of benefits. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your man cave today and take a look at some of our ideas below!

Take a look at our Man cave ideas:

Go to the cinema, in your loft!

First off on our list is the beloved loft cinema room. If you’re looking for a truly unique cinema experience, then a loft cinema room is the perfect choice. These stylish and contemporary rooms are becoming increasingly popular, and it’s easy to see why.

For all of us movie lovers, the first thing we think about when converting that old loft is to put a ridiculously large Television in there. Now squeeze in your large sofa/cinema chairs, surround sound speakers, mini-fridge, maybe a popcorn machine, and you’re at the movies!!

Loft cinema rooms offer a variety of benefits that traditional cinemas simply can’t match. For starters, they’re much more intimate and cosy, making them ideal for a night in with your closest friends or family. You can also control the environment much more easily, so you can create the perfect atmosphere for your film of choice.

And of course, there’s the added bonus of being able to watch films in the comfort of your own home!

Pac-man, Pool, foosball?

When thinking of man cave ideas, no man cave can be quite complete without your very own games room.

There are many reasons why you might want to create your own games room. Maybe you’re a big fan of video games and want a dedicated space to play them in. Maybe you have kids and they just won’t stop playing with YOUR toys.

Whatever your reasons, there are a few things you should keep in mind when creating your own games room.

First, you’ll need to make sure you have the space in your loft before you can decide whats going to go in it.

You’ll then need to decide what kind of games you want to have. Do you want console games, a billiards table to a full-size snooker table? Let your inner child go crazy.

Now its time to think about things like lighting, furniture, and decoration.

How about a home bar?

Don’t ask why this isn’t number 1. Gone are the days of overpriced alcohol and taxi fares. Your very own bar, where nobody can kick you out! like I need to sell that to you. Who wouldn’t love to be like Tom Cruise in Cocktail?

A home bar is a small, typically portable, bar used for serving alcoholic beverages at home. Home bars are becoming increasingly popular as people seek to entertain guests in their homes. Many people choose to purchase pre-made home bars, while others prefer to build their own.

Building a home bar can be a fun and rewarding project. There are many different ways to build a home bar, and the type of bar you build will depend on your personal preferences and budget. If you are looking to build a simple home bar, you can purchase a pre-made bar kit or build one yourself using basic carpentry skills. For a more sophisticated home bar, you may want to hire a professional carpenter or cabinetmaker to custom build your bar.

When building a home bar, it is important to consider the type of alcohol you will be serving. If you plan on serving mixed drinks, you will need to make sure you have all of the necessary supplies, such as a blender, liquor, mixers, and glasses. If you plan on serving beer and wine, you will need to purchase a keg cooler or wine fridge.

Another important consideration when building a home bar is the type of furniture you will use. Home bars can be built using standard kitchen cabinets, repurposed furniture, or custom-built pieces. When selecting furniture for your home bar, it is important to choose pieces that are durable and easy to clean.

Building a home bar can be a fun and rewarding project. With a little planning and creativity, you can create a space in your home that will be the perfect place to entertain guests.

Loft music studio

Rock out in your own music studio. Whether you want to be the next big thing or just have a passion for music it makes sense to make this your top idea for a man cave. Who needs a desk – Buy yourself the largest bean bag imaginable, relax and enjoy.

If you’re serious about music, you need a serious home music studio. And that’s exactly what we offer at our state-of-the-art facility. We have the latest in digital and analogue technology, and our experienced engineers will work with you to create the perfect sound.

We know that every musician is different, so we offer a range of services to suit your needs. We can record your music in our studio, or we can come to you and record in your own space. We also offer mixing and mastering services, so you can be sure that your music sounds its best.

Loft jacuzzi or hot tub

Ever come home from work and never seem to really shut off and unwind? Even the most masculine of men know that feeling right?

Finding your own work/life balance can be hard. So most (myself included) would put on a hot bath to chill out. If you have kids or other commitments this just doesn’t cut the mustard. Your very own Hot tub/jacuzzi in your loft could be your answer.

Come home from work to completely unwind – nobody can reach you, nobody can touch you or bug you, shut your loft hatch, throw away the key!!

Ever wanted a miniature town train set?

Some people have converted their loft to devote the entire space to a Scalextric track or train towns! How cool is that! Other than Scalextric there are numerous other hobby room ideas for you to enjoy. All the rage for our 70-80 kids.

We have converted hundreds of lofts and many of the themes above. You’ll be surprised to hear that our loft conversion packages start from just £4500. See our deluxe loft conversion for further details on this package.

Top 10 Loft Conversion Ideas

Embarking on a mission as big as converting your loft space can be an epic task. We face people on a regular basis who either need more space, want to improve their home, or just want a hobby room area just for themselves. A common problem we find is that our customers know why they need a loft conversion but don’t know which route to take to make sure their loft conversion ideas become reality.

That’s why we have outlined our top 10 loft conversion ideas for you to take a look at. Although some are extravagant, others can be created from as little as £750 from our basic loft conversion package. Other loft conversions can be completed with our deluxe loft conversion package which starts from £4500 although equipment will not be provided. so read on and be inspired.

#1. Office loft conversion

Loft office conversion

First up on our list is the office loft conversion.

If you’re lucky enough to have a loft office, working from home can be a dream come true. No more commuting, no more office politics, and best of all, you can design your space exactly the way you want it.

This is one of the most popular choices because it crosses the border from being just an extra loft storage area, to productive and worthwhile investment.

If your office is used for business purposes you can also take a percentage from your monthly bills such as gas and electricity and count it towards your business’s expenses. Yet another reason to convert your loft area to for this home office idea.

Take a look at our indepth home office page to see how taking your work home with you really can be beneficial.

#2. Storage room

loft storage

Dramatically maximise storage space in your home

This may surprise you to be on the list but our basic loft conversion is also a very popular package. Because our hoarding really has mounted up other the years, customers are turning to their lofts to either clear out there junk “out of sight, out of mind” and some to simply add to the hoard.

Most lofts are nothing more than a giant empty space, taking up valuable square footage in your home that could be put to better use. If you’re not using your loft for storage, you may be surprised to learn that there are many benefits to converting it.

Not only will you be able to maximize the space in your home, but you’ll also be able to add value to your property.

Either way our basic loft conversion package is popular because it is cheap and effective. We have found on numerous forums online when asked “how much does a loft conversion cost“, the usual reply is in excess of £10,000! the shock comes when we tell them a loft storage conversion can be done from as little as £750.

#3. Home cinema room

A home cinema sounds like any movie buffs fantasy. There’s something very different between watching a film in your living room and watching a film in your newly converted loft cinema room.

Something almost ‘den like’ which must go back to our childhood. We have seen the loft cinema room done a number of ways from authentic vintage cinema seating, retro armchairs to ginormous beanbags for seating in comfort and style. I particularly would opt for the bean bags – simply because the harder it is for me to get up, the longer i’ll be there.

What makes a great home cinema room?

Size and layout:

The size of your room will dictate the size and layout of your home cinema setup. If you have a large room, you can go all out with a big screen and surround sound system. If you have a smaller room, you might want to consider a TV and soundbar setup.


You’ll want to make sure your home cinema room has good lighting. This means having enough light to see the screen, but not so much light that it’s distracting.


Comfort is key when it comes to seating. You’ll want to make sure you have enough seats for everyone who wants to watch, and that they’re comfortable enough to sit through an entire movie.


A good home cinema setup will have great sound. This means a surround sound system that will make you feel like you’re in the middle of the action.


A big screen is a must for a great home cinema room. But you’ll also want to make sure the picture quality is good. This means getting a TV with a high resolution and making sure your Blu-ray player or streaming device has a high-quality video output.

What are the benefits of having a home cinema room?

1. You can enjoy movies in the comfort of your own home.

2. You can control the environment, including the temperature and lighting.

3. You can choose your own movie schedule.

4. You can invite friends and family to join you for movie night.

5. You can create a fun and relaxing atmosphere in your home.

#4. Gym room

If health and fitness is your main concern and lets Design face it, why shouldn’t it be? Then a simple home gym studio could be a great choice.

There are many benefits to having a home gym, including the convenience of working out in your own space and on your own schedule. A home gym can also save you money on monthly gym membership fees and transportation costs. Additionally, you may find that working out at home provides a more comfortable and relaxed environment than a traditional gym setting.

If you currently find that you pay for an expensive gym membership at the moment you could find that a loft conversion in your own could be a fairly cost-effective alternative alongside saving you time commuting to and from the gym.

So If you’re looking to get fit and healthy, a home gym can be a great investment.

Here are our five benefits of having a home gym in your new loft conversion:

1. You can work out whenever you want – With a home gym, there’s no need to wait for the gym to open or worry about closing times. You can workout anytime that suits you, day or night.

2. You don’t need to travel – If you live far from the nearest gym, a home gym can save you a lot of time and effort. You won’t need to waste time travelling to and from the gym, or pay for expensive transport costs.

3. You can avoid the crowds – If you don’t like working out in a crowded gym, a home gym is the perfect solution. You can have the entire space to yourself, so you can focus on your workout and get the most out of it.

4. You can save money – A home gym is a great way to save money in the long run. Once you’ve made the initial investment, you won’t need to pay membership fees or for expensive classes.

5. You can tailor your workout to your needs – With a home gym, you can customize your workout to suit your specific goals and needs. Whether you’re looking to build muscle or lose weight, you can create a workout routine that’s perfect for you.

If you’re thinking of investing in a home gym, these are just some of the benefits you can enjoy. So what are you waiting for? Start working out at home today!

#5. Games room

Release your inner child

Is your inner child getting excited about the thought of your very own games room, arcade even?

We have games room loft conversions from many people which include complex Scalextric tracks throughout their loft which extends on to multiple tiers.

A games room can include anything from your childhood arcade games such as Pac-man or full-size pool tables.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to creating the perfect games room. Whether you’re a die-hard gamer or just looking for a fun place to hang out with friends.

here are some top tips to make your perfect games room:

1. Create a dedicated gaming space

If you’re serious about your gaming, then you’ll need a dedicated space to do it in. This can be anything from a simple desk in the corner of your room to a custom-built gaming PC setup. Whatever you choose, make sure you have enough space for all your equipment and plenty of ventilation to keep things cool.

2. Get the right furniture

Comfortable furniture is a must for any games room. Whether you’re looking for a place to kick back and relax or need a setup that’s conducive to marathon gaming sessions, there are plenty of options to choose from. Bean bags, recliners, and gaming chairs are all popular choices, but you can really go with whatever you think looks best.

3. Invest in a big TV or monitor

Any games room worth its salt needs a big screen to play on. If you’re planning on playing console games, then a large TV is the way to go. For PC gamers, multiple monitors are often the best option as they allow for a wider field of view. Whichever route you choose, make sure your screen is big enough to give you the best gaming experience possible.

4. Stock up on snacks and drinks

No games room is complete without a fridge full of snacks and drinks. Whether you’re looking for something to munch on between games or need a quick energy boost, having a few snacks on hand is always a good idea. And, of course, you’ll need something to wash it all down with. A mini fridge is a great way to keep your drinks cold and within easy reach.

5. Add some decoration

Personalize your games room with some cool decorations. Posters, lights, and other memorabilia can all help to make your space feel more like your own. And if you’re a fan of gaming culture, there are plenty of ways to incorporate that into your decor as well. From classic arcade games to life-size statues, the sky’s the limit when it comes to adding some personality to your space.

These are just a few ideas to get you started on creating the perfect games room. Whatever your budget or taste, there’s sure to be something here that will appeal to you. So get creative and have fun putting your own personal spin on things. After all, it’s your space and you should enjoy it however you see fit.

#6. Children’s play area

If you’re looking for ways to create more space in your home, or simply want to make a dedicated area for your children to play in, consider creating a children’s play room. While it may seem like a daunting task, with a little planning and creativity it can be easily accomplished. Plus, having a designated play room will help keep your home more organised and tidy.

Having a safe, self contained area for the kids to play could be just what you need to separate your home from the kids toys at long last. No more stepping on lego sets or toys.

#7. Prayer room or Chapel

Your prayer room is a space where you can go to pray, meditate or simply spend time in reflection. It is usually a quiet and peaceful place, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Prayer rooms can be found in many different settings, including religious institutions, hospitals, schools and businesses. Some prayer rooms are open to the public, while others are reserved for specific groups of people – but this is your prayer room and can be tailored to you.

Prayer rooms typically contain a few simple pieces of furniture, such as chairs or benches, and may have religious artefacts.

Whether you are looking for a place to pray, meditate or simply take a break from the chaos of the world, a prayer room can be a valuable resource.

We have been tasked to complete prayer room loft conversions for a number of customers. These rooms are very basic and can sometimes be completed with our basic loft conversion packages starting from just £750.


#8. Reading area


If you’re like most people, your home is your haven. It’s a place where you can relax and unwind after a long day. But what if your home could be even more than that? What if it could be a place where you could go to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and truly relax?

That’s where a reading room comes in. A reading room is a dedicated space in your home where you can go to read, relax, and escape from the world. It’s the perfect place to curl up with a good book, or to spend some time working on a puzzle or playing a game.

If you’re thinking of creating a reading room in your home, there are a few things you’ll need to consider. First, you’ll need to ensure your loft has adequate lighting by installing plenty of velux windows.

A reading room should be quiet and peaceful, so it’s important to choose a space that is away from the main living areas of your home which is why a loft conversion is perfect.

You’ll also want to make sure that the space is well-lit, comfortable, and inviting ready to start furnishing it. comfortable chair is a must, as is a good lamp. You might also want to consider adding a small table or desk, so that you have a place to put your book or work on your puzzle. And of course, you’ll need to stock your reading room with plenty of books!

We can create bespoke storage solutions for bookcases and shelving to make your perfect relaxation area. Curl up on your sofa and become fully engaged in your favourite book in complete peace.

#9. Walk in wardrobe

Ever fancied your own walk-in wardrobe?

Ever wanted your own vanity area to get ready for a special event or night? Imagine showing your friends your very own wardrobe loft conversion. I’m sure you would have every woman’s envy with this loft conversion.

There are many benefits of having a walk in wardrobe, especially if you have a lot of clothes and accessories.

Here are our top benefits to a loft conversion wardrobe:

1. You can see everything at once. This is great for deciding what to wear and making sure that you have everything you need for your outfit.

2. There is less chance of clothes getting wrinkled. If you hang everything up, there is less chance that your clothes will get creased or wrinkled.

3. You can organize your wardrobe better. With a walk in wardrobe, you can easily see where everything is and how it is organized. This makes it easier to find what you are looking for and to keep your wardrobe organized.

4. You can add storage space. If you have a lot of clothes, you can add shelves or other storage solutions to your walk in wardrobe to make more space.

5. You can make your wardrobe a design feature. With a little bit of creativity, you can turn your walk in wardrobe into a beautiful and stylish part of your home.

There are many other benefits of having a walk in wardrobe, but these are some of the most popular ones. If you have the space, it is definitely worth considering adding one to your home.

#10. Loft music studio

Have your own music studio.

You can create your own space where you feel comfortable making music. This can be a great way to improve your craft and get better at making music. If you have your sights on becoming a star or just want to express yourself through your passion for music.

Additionally, having your own studio gives you the ability to record your music and share it with others. This can be a great way to get your music out there and heard by a wider audience – if that is what you choose to do.

Finally, having your own studio can simply be a fun way to have your own space to make music in. Overall, there are many benefits to having your own music studio and it can be a great addition to any musician’s life.


Whatever your loft conversion idea may be, from lighting and decoration to storage and workspaces, EcoLoft aims to build your dream loft conversion for a fraction of the price of other alternatives.

More Loft Conversion Ideas

Loft conversions are one of the most popular types of home improvement projects in the UK. In fact, it’s a popular option when you need more space, without having to move. The cost of a new home keeps increasing, making it expensive to buy and new home and move.

If you’re considering a loft, do you have ideas on what you’d like to do with the converted space? If not, that’s OK. It can be difficult coming up with ideas, so we’ve put together a few loft conversion ideas and things to consider with each type of conversion. We hope you find something here that inspires your own loft conversion project!

Working with the Space

One of the first things to consider is the shape of your loft. Does it have some odd angles, sloping ceilings, etc.? These can create some charming spaces when included in the conversion design. However, they can also present problems, unless you have a good design to work with. A great design needs to consider the intended use of the space and then incorporate the features of the loft.

It’s a good idea to hire a specialist builder who has experience with loft conversions. And an architect to review the drawings of your conversion plan is also a good idea. Adding in a builder and an architect do add to the cost of the loft conversion but consider this money well spent. They’ll keep you from making some of the most common mistakes that can occur with a loft conversion project.

In the end, with a great design that incorporates the quirky angles of the loft, you’ll have a wonderful, usable new space. Not only that, but your home’s value will also go up if the conversion is done right.

Living Room Loft & Natural Light

What could be more natural than creating a living room in the loft? Many people choose to convert their loft into a living room. It’s a great space to use for entertaining family and friends, adding a private space for older kids, or evening making it into TV and entertainment room. The loft could be the perfect place to chill after long hours at work, or perhaps just to read.

You’ll need to remember that the loft can be a great living space; however, there’s a lot of natural light up there. You can take in the views from up there, but also consider the warmth of the sun during the summer when the light is bright for long hours during the day.

It may be necessary to have light-blocking blinds on the windows, in order to keep the new living area cooler in the summer and minimize light when watching TV. In addition, you may want to think about adding sliding or French doors that open out onto a small balcony (if space allows). This is a great way to improve airflow, bring in fresh air, and even make the space feel a little larger. These additions, however, will depend on the type of conversion and the type of roofline you have.

A Hobby Room in the Loft

Have you thought about using the loft as a hobby room? The loft can be converted into a place where you can enjoy your favorite hobby. Do you create crafts or sew? Or do you enjoy playing the guitar or another musical instrument? The loft conversion would make a wonderful music room.

If you plan on activities that can be noisy for the loft space, then you should consider adding soundproofing to the conversion plans. This is especially necessary if your new space will share a wall with a neighbor’s home, or to allow everyone in your own home to enjoy some quiet while you’re playing.

To soundproof the new space, you can consider adding:

  • Thermal insulation in the ceilings, walls, and floors—this provides some noise insulation.
  • High-density acoustic plasterboard also helps to soundproof
  • Carpet is also great
  • Foam tiles added to the walls and ceilings, can also be great soundproofing

Create a Master Bedroom in the Loft

If you need space to get away from the world, then converting the loft into a master bedroom could be a great choice for you. In fact, this is a very popular option when it comes to loft conversions.

When creating a bedroom space, keep in mind that you’ll want to add window coverings to enhance your privacy. And the natural light coming in will also be quite intense, so adding light-blocking blinds may be a good choice. They’ll block the light and keep out the heat of summer, too.

And remember you’ll want to add clothes and bedding storage to your new bedroom. The space under the eaves may be too low for freestanding cabinets or shelving. However, you might consider having bespoke furnishings created for your new room.

Create two bedrooms

If you need to add more than one extra bedroom to your home, consider splitting your loft conversion into 2 smaller rooms with a partition wall. this is very common in loft conversions and can sometimes double the amount of rooms your home has. A twin bedroom loft conversion can provide you with the extra space you need, without taking up too much space in your home.

There are a few things you need to keep in mind when planning to add a two bedroom loft conversion. First, you’ll need to make sure that your loft is large enough to accommodate two rooms. Second, you’ll want to consider the layout of your home and the amount of natural light that each room will get. And third, you’ll need to make sure that your staircase will accommodate access to two bedrooms.

The Loft May Be the Perfect Kid Space

Do your kids need more space for their toys? Do you regularly have to walk over a floor that’s covered in plastic connector blocks? We feel for you! If you’re often having to step around those blocks, then maybe it’s time to consider converting the loft into a kids’ room.

Think of it—a space where your kids can play, store their toys, enjoy their hobbies, etc. Your house will be clutter-free, and you’ll no longer suffer from stepping on sharp, plastic connector blocks!

Here, again, just as with the bedroom conversion, you may want to consider bespoke storage options. The space under the eaves will make it difficult to use store-bought storage units. With cabinets, shelves, etc. built specially to conform to the angles of the room, you’ll create a lovely play area for the kids.

Don’t Forget to Add a Bathroom

With a loft conversion, it’s always a good idea to add a bathroom to the new space. If you’re adding a bathroom to a kids’ playroom or a hobby room, you can probably get away with including only a toilet and a sink. For a bedroom, you’ll want to add a full bathroom, with at least a shower, if not a tub.

A converted loft is a great way to add more space and value to your home. The loft area can be used in almost any way you’d like, just remember to work with the walls and ceilings. A great design will ensure you have a beautiful room when it’s all completed.

Full Steam Ahead For Model Rail Layouts

Model railway Loft conversions for enthusiasts

This year Ecoloft have transformed many lofts into model rail layout rooms. As always ecoloft rooms are accessed by a fold away staircase which our customers prefer due to their very cheap installation Leaf cost and the fact that a fold away ladder makes shutting out everything else so much easier.

Ecoloft can provide a solution for your beautiful model railway layout. We can create layouts in your loft to plans or leave you a blank canvas to go crazy. Leaving you with the space to enjoy in the safety and peace of your own home.

We have been lucky enough to work for some high profile clients making these dream rooms into a reality creating fantastic tables with custom lighting and power for the model towns. With storage for tools and railway modelling materials underneath leaving you with the layout of a lifetime!

Our railway modelling clients are understandably very particular so we carefully plan the project to keep the clients specifications throughout.

Planning your model railway loft conversion

Model railway loft conversions can be very cost effective. Some clients can have there model railways created from just £750 in our standard loft conversion package.


Loft Storage Ideas

Loft Storage Ideas to inspire your loft conversion

If you are on the lookout for loft storage ideas our brief article may provide enough inspiration for you to take away. When it comes to converting your loft area for storage space it is important to use a plan for each space to be used practically to maximise every storage opportunity.

Ecoloft has been creating amazing spaces for homeowners for years. We have created built-in cupboards, full loft boarding, walk-in wardrobes, built-in shelves, and much more to maximise the space you have. Our loft storage prices start from as little as £499.

Storage space created for Mr. and Mrs Pritchard in Pudsey

They wanted space that wouldn’t impact the look and feel of their loft storage room alongside somewhere to store clutter. We found that adding unique built-in shelving units to the end of a narrow loft area would optimise space and actually add to the aesthetics of the room. We and Mr. and Mrs. Pritchard are very happy with the results.

Cupboards created in eaves of loft conversion

Usually, this space would again be ignored but these cupboards which are built into the eaves of this loft storage room have maximized the storage space whilst adding to the room. We can utilise every inch of the space in your loft, if you have creative ideas, we have the skills to achieve your dream loft conversion.

Built-in shelves for a minimalist loft conversion

Here we created built-in shelves in an otherwise unusable space. The homeowner and Ecoloft sat down and discussed their loft storage ideas and worked with them to create a simple storage solution that wouldn’t hide possessions whilst still creating a clutter-free room.

One of our very first loft storage rooms created in Manchester

Although the above image is one of our popular lined packages, We regularly create loft storage rooms that are created around your own loft storage ideas. By using our service you can significantly increase the storage space in your home for a fraction of the price when compared with loft extensions and home extensions.

Whatever your loft storage ideas may be – We can help you decide which of our packages best suits your needs. Our team is highly skilled. You will be provided with honest advice as to the packages which best suit your needs. Let’s not forget our loft conversion cost calculator too to get a free quotation online in seconds!

Model Railway Loft Conversion

It may surprise you that model railway loft conversions are our most popular hobby room conversion. We have converted over 40 loft spaces which are now being used as a home for their model railway track.

How much will a loft conversion cost for my new model railway?

Well, the great thing about converting your loft into a model rail town is that any of our packages would actually still be suitable. We would advise that a correctly fitted electricity and lighting supply be installed with your package. Both of which can be included in our quotation calculator below. So you could have your model railway loft conversion from as little as £999 by purchasing our standard loft conversion package.

take a look at our model railway loft conversion examples

We can create a blank canvas for the installation of your model rail set or can help you with the integration. If you would need help with integration this will not be covered in our quotation form but a free quotation in person can be quickly arranged.

Contact Ecoloft below to speak with our experienced team about your dream model railway loft conversion. Use our online loft conversion cost calculator HERE!

Your Guide To Maximise Space In Your Home

Are you thinking about creating more space in your home but not quite sure where to start? Read through our guide to help you make the right choice when maximising space in your home.

Option 1: Convert your loft space for storage

Okay so maybe we are a little biased towards this option but it’s only because we know it’s possibly THE most underutilised space in your home. By utilising space that would usually go ignored makes perfect sense to us. The majority of homeowners will still use their loft space to store out-of-use items but know full well that they will not be retrieving those items for a long time e.g Christmas accessories and nostalgic items.

Tired of balancing on your banister to store items in your loft?

Everybody does it, but let’s be honest – It’s just not safe! Stop balancing on your banister and stop using the very tip of your step ladders to store items in your loft. These 2 things are major risk factors and common causes of injuries. Your banister isn’t built to be climbed on and your ladder’s HANDRAILS aren’t built to take the load of a human being. We use proper Fakro loft ladders for access to your loft.

Option 2: Convert your Garage into a useable storage space.

Another option which is increasing in popularity would be to convert your garage. Most modern garages cannot actually store a car and usually end up just storing junk in an unusable mound of bikes, pushchairs, and lawnmowers. But by converting your garage into a useful storage space you could maximise its potential for very little expense.

Option 3:
Your third option would be to consider going down the extension route. Although this can be very expensive, It just really depends on your requirements. If you purely need storage space, you will need to ask yourself if spending tens of thousands of pounds is really necessary. Although there are other benefits to having an extension such as maximising the space in your home which could lead to increasing the value of your home.

Our verdict:

We still believe a loft conversion for storage is the best option to increase storage space in your home whilst maximising property value and resourcefulness. Most loft storage areas are completely unused as opposed to a garage which would either already be used for storage or your car. An extension would still require space from your garden. Some feel reducing your garden space is counterproductive. This leaves little reason not to convert your loft because converting your loft could be a very cost-effective conversion. Loft storage conversions can start from just £499! We haven’t even touched on the energy efficiency of a loft storage conversion!

Okay, so what options do we have?

Well, Ecolofts have a whole host of packages to suit the most challenging of requirements. We also have an online cost calculator which will provide an instant quote online. You will need to have a rough idea of the storage area of your loft before the calculator can provide an accurate quotation but once you have that you can choose which accessories and options you would like for your new loft storage space.
Ecolofts provide different packages for different budgets and requirements. For basic loft conversions which require more storage space, we could confidently suggest the standard loft storage package which starts from £750. This pack includes:

  • Fakro fold-down staircase worth £375
  • Hardwired single pendant bulb and switch
  • Cross braced flooring network for load-bearing floor and create a cavity for insulation below
  • Up to 15 sq. metres 18mm of tongue and groove  domestic grade flooring (not loft boards)
  • Eave vents if required

Another great package for loft storage is the lined loft conversion which starts at £1500. This includes:

  • Fakro deluxe fold-down staircase
  • Hardwired double pendant & switch
  • Cross braced flooring network
  • Up to 20 sq. metres 18mm flooring
  • Visqueen loft lining keeping dust from roof tiles to maintain a bright & clean room.
  • Also includes beam vacuuming
  • Eave Vents
  • 1 x double gang socket

Loft storage ideas within your loft

There are numerous ways to utilise your new loft storage space. We can create floating shelving, walk-in wardrobes, and built-in shelves within the eaves. For a full list of other loft storage ideas read our other blog post.

Frequently asked questions:

Will the loft area become damp?

Proper loft storage insulation can be used to ensure your loft space temperature is regulated. Keeping heat in and cold out so you can store items minimising damp. We use Thermobar 344© loft lining – An insulating foil to line and partition your storage area. This unique double-sided foil deflects moisture while the white lining on the facing side reflects the available light for maximum visibility.

What about dust and dirt in our loft?

We commonly use membrane lining in properties as a dust barrier, preventing rubble and debris from falling for the rear of old back pointed roof tiles. EcoMembrane® is a blown film of extruded low-density polyethylene. It is manufactured from 100% post-use waste, is white in color, and available in various thicknesses. It has been independently accredited by BRE Certification Ltd (Certificate Number 112/04).

How long will a loft conversion for storage take to complete?

Depending on the conversion you choose, some conversions can be completed within the day. Our deluxe loft conversions can take a minimum of 5 days to a couple of weeks depending on the work involved.

Do I need planning permission?

Any planning permission will be obtained by Ecolofts. Most loft storage areas will not require planning permission, however.

Can all loft spaces be converted?

Certain loft areas have characteristics that simply cannot be improved with a loft conversion such as head height.

Can our loft storage room be used as a bedroom?

No. Our loft storage rooms are not designed to be used as a bedroom and we strongly discourage anybody from doing so due to health and safety risks.

Can you convert a truss loft for storage?

Yes. We can convert Truss loft areas for storage but this requires extra work such as obtaining an inspection with a structural engineer. Trussed lofts are a fairly modern roof design that utilise a frame made up of triangles to support the roof. Steel beams are inserted to take the load once the truss frame support has been removed.

Contact us if you have any further questions or call 0845 017 6057