What used to be a storage room is now used as avant-garde living space – the attic. In fact, until recently, it was only used as a storage space for numerous objects and the like. Not many structural measures were carried out, but instead boxes and old furniture were piled up under the roof structure. However, over the years one problem has developed – too little living space for too many people. With this in mind, existing attics are increasingly being converted into loft extensions. However, this is not only the case in old apartment buildings. The attic can also be converted in your family home. There are only a few things to consider in advance. The result is more living space, which can also be granted to the next generations.

If you decide in favor of the loft extension in your house or if you would like to use the attic in the new building as living space, this must be taken into account when planning. But sophistication is not only required in terms of structural and static aspects. In addition, sloping ceilings often disturb the room or the loft extension simply does not look cozy enough. In this sense, skylights, dormers and possibly alternative roof shapes are needed. You can do all this and more with the ArCADia 3D BIM Architect! Because the software has a wide variety of functions that simplify the planning of the roof extension. This also includes the roof editor. Afterwards, you set up the loft extension virtually and thus collect living ideas for the rooms under the roof.

Plan the loft extension yourself: that’s possible

With the ArCADia 3D BIM Architect, you can plan and design your loft extension without any professional help and yet still be of high quality thanks to numerous functions. This enables you to easily integrate all kinds of individual wishes into the plan and consequently design it as you wish. The ArCADia 3D BIM Architect is characterized by its easy handling, which also makes planning easy for laypeople. In addition, German building standards are already taken into account within the software, which also makes the created plan compatible with the submission of the building application.

Still, you can’t quite avoid an architect. Because in such construction projects, the statics in particular play a major role. It is possible that not every building is suitable for a loft conversion. In addition, the building application can only be submitted via experts. In this sense, you can easily import the plans that you create with the ArCADia 3D BIM Architect into professional software from the architect. He can now improve and adapt your ideas.

How to draw the loft extension

Flexibility is the focus. Because so that you, even as a layperson, can plan the roof extension, our software offers you extensive functions that you can easily carry out. First of all, the floor plan must be created. Thus, the ArCADia 3D BIM Architect is also suitable for planning entire buildings. Alternatively, you can simply scan an existing plan and integrate it into the ArCADia 3D BIM Architect. While you are processing the floor plan in 2D, you can always switch to 3D mode. Your drawings are always visualized synchronously in this.

Once the floor plan is in place, you can start planning the roof extension. Among other things, this involves the construction of the roof, the roof truss and the stairs that lead up. In addition, your attic also needs light. That’s why you plan all kinds of windows, dormers or even roof terraces with the ArCADia 3D BIM Architect. Once the basic steps have been completed, you can still set up your roof extension. Thousands of 3D objects are available in our catalog for this purpose.

Not sure which roof is right for you? Then use our roof editor and get an insight into the most common roof shapes or design an individual roof for your home.