A loft conversation is probably the easiest way of adding extra accommodation to your home and can be invaluable if an extension is not possible. A popular choice recent research showed that a loft conversation can add as much as 20% to the value of your houses market value.
While Planning Permission is not always required for a loft conversion, it is advisable to approach your Local Planning Department for clarification. If preferred this can be carried out by our in-house architect.
Roof light loft conversion
This type of loft conversions require the least amount of structural work to the existing space and are therefore the most cost-effective.
Dormer loft conversions
Dormer conversions are the most popular as they are the easiest way to add light and increase the maximum floor space of the conversion creating all of the extra room you desire.
Hip-to-Gable loft conversions
This type of conversion is most commonly found on the side of either end terrace or semi-detached houses.
The hipped side roof is removed and the end wall is then built up straight to form a new vertical gable.
Mansard loft conversions
These type of loft conversions create extra volume. The process involves the replacement or either one or both roof slopes with very steep sloping and a flat roof over the top.
A loft conversion is often cited in surveys as the best way to add value to your home.
Recent research carried out by the Nationwide Building Society has stated that a loft conversion could add up to 20% to the value of your home.
Not normally, no. Loft conversions tend to be considered Permitted Development (as long as the project fits within the specified parameters and there are no covenants on your property deeming planning necessary.
Yes – regardless of whether your project requires planning permission or not. A building control surveyor will inspect your work at various stages and will issue you with a completion certificate on final inspection.