A loft conversion can sometimes offer a more economical alternative to other home-extending options, particularly if external space is at a premium. Our customers are usually shocked at how big a difference a loft conversion makes to their home. We can design your new loft specifically to your individual needs and wants, whether that be in the form of an extra bedroom with en-suite bathroom, an office, a gym or a tranquil private area to gaze at the night sky – we’ve got it all covered.

The process is quick, relatively straight forward, and you’ll have the peace of mind that the work is being carried out to the highest professional standard by our dedicated team.

Our team will carry out a full inspection of your current loft before advising on the conversion options available. Water tanks, chimney breasts, and other common loft features such as piping can usually be worked around without a problem.

Planning permission is sometimes not needed for a loft conversion, however, sometimes the conversion will require raising the roof of the house, or altering the shape or angle of the existing roof in order to provide a suitable loft conversion, which may require planning permission. Planning permission isn’t required under current regulations subject to the following official government regulations:

  • 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
  • Materials to be similar in appearance to the existing house
  • No verandas, balconies or raised platforms
  • Side-facing windows to be obscure-glazed; any opening to be 1.7m above the floor
  • Roof extensions not to be permitted development in designated areas**
  • Roof extensions, apart from hip to gable ones, to be set back, as far as practicable, at least 20cm from the original eaves
  • The roof enlargement cannot overhang the outer face of the wall of the original house.

For more information about loft conversions you can visit http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/commonprojects/loftconversion/ which has lots of in-depth guides.

If you need extra space in your home, then a loft conversion can be an ideal solution – You can contact us here and we’ll discuss the available options with you.

*Bear in mind that any previous roof space additions must be included within the volume allowances listed above. Although you may not have created additional space a previous owner may have done so.

**Designated areas include national parks and the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, conservation areas and World Heritage Sites.