Our Planning and Design process
It may be quite confusing and daunting thinking about where to start when it comes to adding a loft conversion to your home. This is why we handle everything for you. From the very first design of the plans, all the way through to the full completion of the conversion. We work closely with our architects who handle all the paperwork and all the planning permission requirements.
Most loft conversions can be carried out using what’s called ‘Permitted Development’. This means that you may not need full planning consent for your conversion, subject to a few basic guidelines. Our team will be able to guide you through what necessary permission you may need to apply for, and will get in touch with your local council and authorities on your behalf.
With loft conversions, fire regulations are a very important factor. Our team will find a practical and fair solution to enable your loft conversion to comply with all building regulations.
The layout of your loft conversion depends on where the stairs will be fitted. The position of your staircase is designed to give you the maximum amount of space for your conversion whilst allowing it to keep fitting in with the rest of your property. This is why all of our staircases are bespoke, tailored to your individual wants and needs.
The Stages We Take
Our team of architects will visit your property to take measurements for the plans for your conversion. Once the drawings are completed, they are sent to you. This gives you the opportunity to go through the plans, and request any changes or amendments you think may be more suitable to your wants and needs.
Once you are happy with the design of your loft conversion, the plans are submitted to the local councils and building control on your behalf. We include a Lawful Development Certificate (LDC) with any permitted development application. We can aid with any Party Wall Agreements if needed.
Once we have received the appropriate permissions needed, we are able to begin the construction. We will receive regular visits from Building Control during the build, and at the end of the project they will issue you with a completion certificate for your loft conversion.