What is a loft conversion?
There are a number of different ways that a loft can be converted. However, not all loft conversions can be classified as habitable rooms unless they are constructed to comply with current Building Regulations.
For example, a loft conversion that has none of the following cannot be classified as a loft conversion i.e. a habitable room – a bedroom, an office or a spare room – it is merely just a tidy loft storage area with no resale value.
Plans approved by Building Control.
Work inspected and passed by building control.
A proper fixed staircase.
A new lobby and fire door to the entrance of the loft conversion.
Minimum height restrictions for staircase.
Final certification from building control.
Loft Conversion Specialists
We build all the major styles of loft conversions from dormers and mansards in terraced houses, to hipped roof conversions incorporating dormer windows in semi-detached and detached houses.
We offer a complete service where we take care of all facets of the build process, as well as planning permission including all drawings. We also supply structural drawings and calculations, with all works being carried out to Local Authority approval.
We can if required, build only the structure of your loft including the staircase and roofing works, and you can finish off if you prefer to do so. In this case, we provide a list and sequence of events you need to follow to ensure the work you complete is compliant in the records of building control.
We are frequently asked to build cupboards in various nooks and crannies of our lofts post conversion, and can also offer a complete bespoke joinery service elsewhere in the house. We can provide decorators, tilers and Corgi registered plumbers if boiler replacement is required.
While many house are suitable for conversion, there are some which may not be for a variety of reasons. We will be happy to visit your house to discuss your requirements and to explain what is and isn’t possible to build and the reasons for it.