Loft Conversions

A loft conversion can be a useful way to maximise all of the space in your home, as well as adding value. We can assess how suitable your loft is for conversion and advise of the relevant approvals required.

It is important to remember, however, that you will almost certainly lose space on the floor below, in order to gain access to the loft. It is therefore important to consider the stair arrangement and the necessity to comply with fire regulations.

Bedroom created in loft, with dormer window seen to the left.

All loft conversions will require Buildings Regulation approval and this is regardless of whether planning permission is needed or not. A building inspector, either from the local authority or a private company, will need to inspect the construction work at various stages. Once the work has been finished to the required regulations, you will be given a completion certificate.
Roof lights are available in a wide variety of sizes and are usually a less expensive way of creating an outlook and letting in light, without having to construct a dormer window.

You will need to notify your neighbour if your home is semi-detached or terraced, as the work may fall under the Party Wall Act requirements.

Bathroom in loft conversion