A loft conversion can be an ideal and interesting way to increase your property’s usable space without extending its footprint. It is also a good investment. An additional bedroom and bathroom in the converted loft can add up to 20% to your property’s value.
Despite loft conversion’s numerous benefits, homeowners have plenty to consider before embarking on a loft conversion project. It is especially essential to assess whether the roof space in the house is suitable for a loft conversion. Our homes not only require an attic room for the conversion. Extending the roof to increase the available headroom and space might also be necessary to create habitable rooms. Also, it is essential to decide what type of loft conversion will suit you best. Which is the most suitable for you will largely depend on the style of the property and the budget.
Building a Loft Conversion – Where to Start?
Planning permission for the loft conversion is not always needed. In the UK, there are four main types of loft conversions – Domer, Mansard, Hip-to-gable and Roof Light loft conversions. In many cases, the work tends to fall under Permitted Development Rights. But most of the mansard loft conversions or loft conversions in conservation areas and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are not considered Permitted Development. In these cases, you will be required to apply for Planning Permission. Permitted Development for loft conversions may also have been removed in some areas. So checking with the local authority before venturing into a conversion project is always a good idea.
Our Commitment to Clients
At Go Smartbuild, we can handle every stage of loft conversion, from obtaining planning permission to building it. With many years of experience, we guarantee that all construction work is carried out to the highest standards. Our experienced team will work closely with you throughout the project. We will ensure that all construction project requirements are achieved. We will also ensure that the loft conversion project is delivered on time and within the budget.
If you want or already have a plan to revamp your home, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to provide you with advice and guidance on the most suitable way to increase livable space in your home.