Embarking on any construction or home renovation project is a big job. No matter how big the change is, there are a lot of things to consider when you structural alter the inside or outside of your home. Loft conversions are no exception. This is why most people turn to architects and builders when they decide to proceed with this work. It is entirely normal to hire both an experienced architect and a builder. Each one has a wealth of knowledge – hopefully within your chosen project – and can support you throughout the entire build.
In this article, we’re going to discuss the different legal requirements you may need to consider when planning a loft conversion. It is important to double check everything with your local authority as requirements can change. However, today we’ll talk through the basic permissions loft conversions usually require and how you can ensure you stay compliant with them.
Moving through our Beginners Guide to Loft Conversions, let’s take a moment to talk about the different types. It may seem a simple process – simply clear out the space in your loft, insulate and decorate, right? But, in actual fact, there are a number of different loft types to choose from. Understanding each of these different variations will allow you to start building a realistic budget, designing the final layout and obtaining a factual image of what your room will look like.
Adding a loft conversion to any home is a great way to add both space and value. They give you the freedom to design and create the room you want. Whether you’re looking to dedicate space to an office or extra bedroom, the dead space in your loft is a great option. Rooms within lofts provide an interesting and unique internal space that is usually considerably easier than building extensions.
Whether you’re increasing the value of your property or need extra space to welcome in a new family addition, consider a loft conversion. They work on the idea of improving your home rather than going through the stress and strains of moving to another building. Alongside this, they give you a freedom that most traditional home buyers never truly get to appreciate. That is the opportunity to design a home to your exact specifications where everything sits where you always imagined. Everything from the position of the light fittings to how many plug sockets a room has and where your main source of light comes from. All of these things and more can be tweaked to suit your needs and help to create a home that you are truly proud of.