Where Do I Start With A Loft Conversion?
A loft conversion can be one of the most cost-effective ways of adding both space and value to your house. It is always best to arrange for a consultation with an architectural professional for your project. There are however a few steps that you can take yourself prior to doing this:
Look for other conversions on your street- an easy way to get an idea of how likely it is that you can convert your loft is by looking for other examples on your street. If other properties have completed a similar loft conversion project, then it is likely that you can too!
Measure the head height- To easily convert your loft you are likely to require a minimum of 2.2 meters in headroom within your loft. This is measured from the loft floor level to the underside of the rafter at the highest part in your roof. If you don’t have thus height, it may be possible, but things are likely to be more complex and expensive.
What Drawings Do I Need For A Loft Conversion?
Most houses come with an allowance for permitted development, which means you can often go ahead with the conversion without planning permission. We do however recommend that you submit drawings for a lawful development certificate, this will ensure that your project is legal from a planning perspective. You will always need building regulations drawings for both building control and your chosen builder. This will include structural drawings and calculations.
How Much Will It Cost To Get Architectural Drawings For A Loft Conversion?
Every job is unique. Planitel will provide you with a bespoke quotation for your specific needs. Contact us for a free consultation
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