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An Introduction To Loft Conversions and Roof Lifts

So What Is A Loft Conversion?

What is a loft or attic conversion really? Well it’s all about making much better use of your existing roof space. You are probably only using your loft as storage for your Christmas decorations. Am I right? Well why not convert that loft space into a stunning living space for you and your family.

Traditionally a loft conversion would consist of making the existing space beneath your roof into a small room. Often used as storage space or a small home office, or perhaps a place to build your train set. Whatever it was used for it was rarely done safely, was difficult to get in and out of and probably didn’t comply with building regulations. This means it added no extra value to the sale price of your home.

A loft conversion today can mean something very different. A conversion can mean a truly amazing living space you’ll want to be in, with custom built staircase, lots of natural light and plenty of extra floor space and head height. Your attic is now something to be proud of.

Types Of Loft Conversions

You might have only one roof, but you have a lot of options

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You might have only one roof, but you have a lot of options

Traditional – Convert within the existing roof space

Dormer – Place multiple or single extension to your existing roof space to increase usable floor space

Mansard – Very similar to a dormer, but more used on older style buildings.

Hip To Gable – This is where we convert an existing hipped roof, replace that section of the roof, and plus a gable end in creating space just like a dormer

Roof Lift – Where you need more space and your existing roof is not suitable for conversion we replace the entire roof structure

DIY or Partial – This could be any of the above, but where you want to complete part of the work. With this we complete the structural work and any additional tasks you do not want to tackle.

Roof Lift vs. Loft Conversion

 

You now know what a loft conversion is – Modifying your existing roof space via a Dormer, a Mansard, or a Hip to Gable conversion.

So what is roof lift then? Quite simply put we replace your entire roof, giving you the space you really need.

Plus, unlike almost any roof lift company we know, we do this at almost zero impact on the existing property, allowing you to stay in the comfort of your home whilst the work is completed.

 

Been told you can't covert your loft?

Many loft companies don’t have the expertise, knowledge or the team to convert specific types of loft. We do!

Planning Permission and Building Regulations

What is the difference and what does it mean for your loft conversion?

 

It is generally assumed that a form of permission is required for building work or alterations of properties. However, it may not always be clear how the planning and building regulations approval regimes differ.

Building regulations set standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the safety and health for people in or about those buildings. They also include requirements to ensure that fuel and power is conserved and facilities are provided for people, including those with disabilities, to access and move around inside buildings.

Planning permission seeks to guide the way our towns, cities and countryside develop. This includes the use of land & buildings, the appearance of buildings, landscaping considerations, highway access and the impact that the development will have on the general environment.

For many types of building work, separate permission under both regimes (separate processes) will be required. For other building work, such as internal alterations, buildings regulations approval will probably be needed, but planning permission may not be.

Great Ideas For Your Loft Conversions

You have this fantastic new space, but what are you going to use of for?

  • Master bedroom with ensuite
  • Two bedroom for the kids
  • Indulge Your Hobby
  • Simply a luxury storage space 
  • Private cinema room
  • Game or pool room
  • Home gym or workout room
  • Model Railway
  • A home office
  • An alternative granny annex
  • Nursery for the new arrival
  • Adding value before a sale
  • A place to hide and read
  • Place to start your new business
  • Sewing room 

Whatever you need that precious extra space for, a loft conversion can make it happen for you. We have the experience and design flair to turn your dreams into a space you’ll be proud of. Plus, don’t forget it will be cheaper than moving to an equivalent property and still add value to your home.

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