Firstly we will carry out a free feasibility survey where measurements will be taken and your requirements discussed. Our surveyor will discuss the different design and layout opportunities available for your property.
For more information and further reading on Planning, Permitted Development, Building Regulations, Interior to Exterior Assessment visit the Assessment Criteria Page.
If planning permission is required then our Architectural Surveyor will work to designing well balanced recessed type of roof dormer(s) at the sacrifice of some internal space rather than the huge top heavy dormers that will dominate the elevation and be refused permission. Furthermore, many home owners do not value the external look as much and insist on the largest dormer possible, this is acceptable under Permitted Development (no planning permission necessary).
For more information and further reading visit our Designing Your Loft Conversion Page
Do you have a modern truss roof or a traditional cut and pitch roof design? Whether it be a truss or traditional roof the existing height measurement is an important factor in determining if a loft conversion is suitable for your roof space.
For more information and further reading visit our Types of Roof page.
Almost all terraced and semi-detached houses a loft conversion will require RSJ steels to support the additional loads. The shared wall with your adjoining neighbour(s) is called a Party Wall, which will require an agreement to insert the required RSJ supports. We will complete and send the relevant forms with the plans which will need to be signed by your adjoining neighbour(s). We also offer a full impartial Party Wall Survey free of charge with all our loft conversion projects.
For more information and further reading visit The Part Wall Act page.
Do you think you have bats in your loft?
Having bats in your loft is rare, especially in cities and towns. If you do have bats in your loft it does not preclude work being done. What it does mean is careful consideration in planning your loft conversion should be considered, especially in terms of the time of year work commences. Therefore the earlier in the process the bats are taken into account the less disruption to building plans there will be.
For more information and further reading visit our Bats in Your Loft page.
With all building projects there are choices to be made, such as the bathroom suite, floor/ wall tiles or the type of doors. Before and during the project we ask that you take time to read through our website and the brochures we have supplied. Each brochure is located on the appropriate page relating to the product. However, all the brochures can be located on the Brochures Page.