Loft ConversionsWhen your family is growing and space is at a premium, converting your loft into an extra bedroom could be a good way to extend your home without having to move house or cut into your garden space.
Planning PermissionLoft conversions are not always subject to planning permission and there are a number of clear criteria set out to determine this. If you're in any doubt, make sure you discuss your plans with your local planning authority before you hire a company to do the work.
Building RegulationsEven if your new loft conversion doesn't need planning permission, it will still be subject to building regulations to ensure that the work has been carried out safely and correctly.
If you're only planning on using your loft conversion for extra storage and it won't be habitable, then building regulations may not apply, depending on the likely weights involved. To get advice specific to your project, contact your local building control body.
Loft Conversion CompaniesThere are many specialist loft conversion companies in our UK network who can quote for your project. Remember that the cheapest quote may not necessarily result in the highest standard of work so it's advisable to do as much research as possible before hiring any builder.
Loft conversion tip: Don't let any work begin on your loft conversion without knowing in advance whether or not you need planning permission. If you start work and find out permission is needed, it may all have to be undone.