22 October 2006
Dubliner Yvonne O’Driscoll has reached lofty
heights with a deluxe conversion at her southside bungalow.
The recently completed 1,500 sq ft project incorporates
a sauna, shower room, gym and teenagers’ recreation
Having carried out an attic conversion in her previous
home, she knew the benefits. “we created a master
bedroom that ended up being the largest, most comfortable
room in the house. It was south-facing, and was always
very bright and sunny, with gorgeous views of the garden.”
While that complied with the building regulations on
habitable spaces, the latest conversion adheres to the
building regulations for non-habitable spaces.
Carried out by atticrooms.ie in tandem with a complete
remodelling of the house, the work took about three
months. “The attic was totally disused and we
knew it had potential to hold a lot of leisure facilities
for which we didn’t necessarily want to forfeit
the rooms downstairs,” she says.
According to Michael Hogan of atticroom.ie it is never
the case that an attic cannot be converted. “Sometimes
it can be prohibitively expensive, particularly with
timber-frame housing. However steel framework which
could cost as much as €20,000,” he says.