Bath with a loft - the nuances of construction, device design practical attic space

«Grow in height, if there are no prospects for increasing the area of ​​usable space in the other two directions", - said the experienced builders and owners of residential buildings or baths with practical attics.This architectural element representing Fences design offers owners a huge number of compelling advantages.Respectable room with a loft can replace a country house, as the equipped room between the upper ceiling and roof structure is enough for a country holiday.Roof construction of bath does not take a tangible part of the fertile land, it fits perfectly into any architectural ensemble.


There are many use cases well-equipped"attic" over bath.There may be an elementary bedroom for the night at the weekend, a small solarium, a games room with billiards, massage room and relaxation.Compact bath with a loft build

ing near presentable stone mansions and buildings made of wood, carved stylized Russian towers.

Instead of a country house - a bath with a loft
Bath with a loft - an alternative country houses and summer cottages

economic priorities attic ↑

aesthetic value of buildings of this type demonstrates photos bath with a loft.Such buildings are more like a cozy country house in the small-sized homely than a bathhouse with small windows and openings for ventilation.To the list of significant economic advantages erection of roof structures include bath:

  • a slight increase in weight of construction, eliminating the need to build a strong foundation or increase the carrying capacity of the base;
  • reducing heat loss, which is an additional obstacle to the upper floor will be insulated and the attic space;
  • heating bath located on the premises does not require special equipment, since the formation of favorable conditions is due to the natural heating of the overlap;
  • to expand the usable area of ​​the attic through arrangement does not need a separate project;
  • in the construction of a bath from a bar with a loft, brick, foam concrete, or a combination of construction significantly reduced consumption of materials.
Lounge in the attic above the bath
Fitted attic above the bath

Building materials ↑

Dormer baths built from traditional Russian log or timber attracts the strict geometry that does not require subsequent interior finishing and facade cladding.Fully prepared for the construction of a bath log cabin with a loft, you can buy or order a unique project with the preparation of building materials and cost estimates.

Sometimes technology is used a combination of materials.For example, a laying of the ground floor is made of concrete blocks or bricks, and then erected a wooden attic.To the inner lining are mainly used environmental friendly lumber, ceramic tiles, facing clinker.Selecting façade cladding is focused on the taste preferences of the owners.

Brick Bath with a loft
The angle of the roof slope is not regulated by the technical requirements, but it should be noted that in the room you need to create the conditions for free movement

Technical requirements for the construction ↑

According to these explanations in SNIP finished attic insulation, and can be operatedas a dwelling.However, the conversion of the attic and construction of baths with a loft not require that the approvals and any approvals.For technical regulations, an attic can be done in the attic space bi-roof structures with a slope equal to the elements and greater than 45 °.But clearly defined regulations angle does not exist.There

requirements truss system, they have no problem withstanding the load of insulation, waterproofing, vapor barrier and air negative.Step between the rafter must not exceed the size of the panels intended for thermal insulation.Otherwise, you need to increase the number of elements.Truss bath from logs with a loft, built of brick or timber shall not interfere with the moving.

Sauna building with attic
Building wooden bath with a loft in a gable roof structure

In view of the fact that the bath building is constantly exposed active moisture and steam is used in high temperature mode, the roof, which is walling the attic space, it is necessary to equip a waterproofing and a layer vapor barrier.The sequence of layers in the "cake" of the roof structure must conform to the scheme:

  • interior trim material,
  • steam,
  • elements of truss construction,
  • waterproofing,
  • roofing material.

In the residential low-rise construction, especially in the construction of houses made of wood and vapor control layer is not always applicable, because the wood has the property to pass the excess of domestic vapors.

But for the presence of the bath vapor barrier layer is desirable because the steam content is much higher than the criteria for an ordinary house.Laid on the underside of the upper floor and attic of the finishing materials will provide steam:

  • protect building structures from premature wear and tear;
  • will prevent harmful for human materials and microorganisms rot fungus;
  • will maintain the properties of thermal insulation materials.

Construction bath with a loft involves the use of non-flammable heat-resistant insulating materials.

important.All wooden elements of construction must be treated with antiseptics and effective flame retardants.Periodic processing elements of the timber should be carried out more often than the application of preventive impregnation on a wooden construction of a house.

Advantages Operating bath with a loft ↑

spacious room with a terrace and attic can be built on a narrow section of the territory with difficult terrain, where the construction of a single-storey structure with a large perimeter would require leveling work on landscape the site.Zone of recreation and entertainment usually a kind of second floor, leaving room for a traditional steam room, changing rooms, showers and a vestibule at the bottom of the structure.Naturally, the area of ​​each of the functional rooms, arranged in one floor level significantly decreased to or from a part of the rooms would have to be abandoned.

Bath building with a loft and a terrace
bath and a loft with a terrace - a great place for rest and recuperation

Bathhouse penthouse with a terrace - a great place for a summer vacation, allowing healing and hygiene combined to give the pleasure of invigorating coolness of fresh air.In this kind of suburban complex you can arrange a guest house or rent building in rent, receiving a good profit from it.Log buildings and a sauna from a bar with a loft will significantly reduce fuel costs.The economic effect is achieved due to the specific properties of wood for a long time to maintain the temperature obtained by heating and the presence of well-equipped top-of space prevents the heat.

Sauna wood - interior
Interior finish wooden sauna

structure of timber and logs from the room with a loft not need the installation of mechanical ventilation.Due to the special properties of timber ventilation is spontaneous.The first floors of buildings, it is desirable to equip the combined climatic equipment designed to generate favorable conditions.

Video: Bath with a loft ↑

There are lots of arguments for those who want to find out what attracts landowners room with a loft: a photo materials of impressive buildings, cost estimates, significantly different from the prices of construction of two-storey buildings.Advantages mansard baths will be felt not only during construction but also during the subsequent intensive operation.A thorough compliance with regulations and the technological requirements of the building structure for a long time does not require maintenance, which also applies to their economic advantage.