Most loft conversions do not require planning permission, although there are exceptions i.e. conservation and listed buildings. As from Oct 2008, planning laws were more relaxed and nearly all houses have now got permitted development rights, however some dwellings have specifically had their permitted development right removed by the local authority under Article 4 direction.
If you are not sure whether the above affects your property, it is worth giving your local council a call to check.
Permitted Development Rights: 40 cubic meters in the case of a terraced house & 50 cubic meters in any other case.
Yes. If your conversion is for habitable accommodation, then it needs to be planned professionally to ensure it confirms to stringent building regulations.There are legal requirements aimed at achieving adequate standards of building work within the new construction. These are known as ‘Approved Documents’
As a guide a full loft conversion with plans and building regulations start from £17,999.00 for a Rooflight/Velux conversion, a rear flat roof dormer conversion start at £26,500.00.
Yes. The cost is fixed and will not change, however If you would like to amend the specification, then we will provide you with a cost for these additions before carrying out the extra works.
We will provide you with a 6-year guarantee for all works undertaken. Manufacturers guarantees will apply to fixtures and fittings.
2.2m is the minimum height requirement (from the floor to the highest point in your loft) for a loft conversion to be viable option. It is still possible to convert if you have less room than this however it would usually involve lowering the ceilings on your first floor.
Yes. We will require coming to your home at a time that is convenient, take a look at your loft space, and take some measurements to consider all your options. This gives you also the opportunity to ask any questions. Using the information gained during this visit, we can then provide you with a detailed quotation and drawing.
Regulations stipulate fixed stairs must be positioned to give safe access to and from your new room. (max pitch 42 degrees, headroom minimum 1.9m) The best place for a new staircase would be over your exiting stairs.
Since April 2019 internal door’s must conform to a fire resistance period of 20 minutes. Every loft conversion has interconnected 240volt smoke detectors (with battery back up) to each habitable room off the primary escape route. Your electrics must comply with the current 17th edition 2008. i.e. electrical installations.
Water tanks can be moved into the eves out of the way, or you could consider having a new condensing boiler fitted.