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By choosing to convert your unused loft into habitable space you can create stylish, affordable and additional living space within your existing home. We have been producing detailed architectural plans for customers over many years and during this time have built a substantial level of expertise in designing stylish comfortable loft spaces.

Whether you are looking to convert your loft space into a master bedroom, modern living area, luxurious bathroom or perhaps a light and airy home office affording stunning views from the roof, we can help.

Please call a member of our experienced design team today, who will be more than happy to talk through your ideas.

TYPICAL HOME IMPROVEMENT GUIDE FOR LOFT CONVERSIONS

A loft conversion is a great way to make use of the lost space at the top of your house. A dark and dusty loft can be transformed into a stunning bedroom in next to no time, whilst a good design will add comfort and value to your home.

Will I need planning permission for my loft conversion?

Householder planning consent is not normally required. However, permission is required where you extend or alter the roof space and it exceeds specified limits and conditions. Under new regulations that came into effect from 1 October 2008, a loft conversion for your house is considered to be permitted development (not requiring an application for householder planning consent) subject to the following limits and conditions:

  • A volume allowance of 40 cubic metres additional roof space for terraced houses
  • A volume allowance of 50 cubic metres additional roof space for detached and semi-detached houses
  • No extension beyond the plane of the existing roof slope of the principal elevation that fronts the highway
  • No extension to be higher than the highest part of the roof
  • External materials to be similar in appearance to the existing house
  • No verandas, balconies or raised platforms; Juliet balconies are deemed to be permitted development
  • Side-facing windows to be obscure-glazed; any opening to be 1.7m above finished floor level
  • Roof extensions not deemed to be permitted development in designated areas (i.e. Conservation, AONB, etc)
  • Roof extensions, apart from hip to gable ones, to be set back, as far as practicable, at least 20cm from the eaves.

What is included in your architectural loft conversion plans?

Our loft conversion plan package includes all required floorplans, elevations, section details and full building regulations specification. This enables all of our customers to obtain accurate and competitive quotations from their selected building contractors. In addition, we can assist in nominating a suitable contractor for the works if required.