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How to Convert a Loft

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The process of converting your loft can be complicated and frustrating, particularly if you don’t have a background in construction. 

There are a lot of elements which need to be brought together to take a loft conversion from conception to completion and here at Amazing Loft Conversions we manage the whole process to make it hassle free for our clients. 

Here are the steps we go through with every loft conversion we do: 

  1. Initial concept design / feasibility with the client 
  1. A physical survey of the property 
  1. Final design 
  1. Planning permission 
  1. Building regulations approval 
  1. Construction 

Concept Design 

In the early phases of the project we will be asking our clients what they want and finding ways to achieve it.  

We have a lot of experience in loft conversions and we drive the design of the new living space with our knowledge of products and solutions to problems in this market. 

There are a lot of things to consider at this stage, such as: 

  • Where will the stairs go? 
  • Will there be dormers or gables? 
  • Would a Mansard be suitable? 
  • Will there be drainage and plumbing required? 
  • Where can we put windows? 

A Survey 

A physical survey of the property gives us an idea real measurements to work with and also allows us to spot any potential problems. 

Modifying existing structures often throws up surprises, so seeing a property first hand and measuring the loft space is an invaluable part of the process. 

Final Design 

Once the survey is complete we can create a final design to present to our client for their approval.  

This stage of the project requires a lot of design work because there may need to be: 

  • Working construction drawings to build the loft conversion with 
  • 3D drawings to show the client what they will be getting 
  • Planning drawings for a planning application 
  • Structural drawings for building regulations approval 
  • Structural calculations for building regulations approval 

Planning Permission 

Considerations for planning permission will have been taken from the very start of the project and it may be that no planning permission is required for your loft conversion because we planned the design to come under ‘permitted development’. 

Equally, the design could have tailored to make sure that it didn’t give the local planning authority reason to reject it. 

To find out more about planning permission and loft conversions, see this article on the subject here. 

Building Regulations 

All loft conversions require a building regulations submission.  

Depending on how much structural alteration is required to your property, we may need to submit detailed design drawings and structural calculations as part of a ‘full plans’ submission to building control. 

To find out more about building regulations and loft conversions, read this article here. 

Construction 

The construction phase of the project can be complicated because there are a lot of different construction trades involved who all need to be coordinated. In a typical loft conversion any and all of the following trades could be involved: 

  • Roofers 
  • Carpenters 
  • Electricians  
  • Plumbers 
  • Plasterers 
  • Decorators 
  • Window Fitters 

As well as changing the structure of the roof, there could also be new flooring, a staircase, new windows, a bathroom, lighting and heating. 

At Amazing Loft Conversions, we manage the whole process from start to finish, so you will not have to deal with any aspects of the construction, or planning permission, or building regulations. 

If you want to find out more about how we can help you with your loft conversion, get in touch with our team today. 

 

Amazing Loft Conversions
Amazing Loft Conversions
We help people live their dreams by converting their dream space into reality, we will convert all types of loft spaces into amazing dream spaces. For every loft space we have a creative design and for every loft challenge we have a creative solution. South Yorkshires premium loft conversion specialists delivering highest standard workmanship, and values, will help you convert your empty unused loft space in your dream space, big or small, large or tiny we will convert to suite your needs. We work with wealthy homeowners all around South Yorkshire and help them convert unused loft space into amazing dream space. If you want a basic loft, loft with a dormer and ensuite or install a Velux cabrio balcony, we have a solution for you. It's about the little things. It's about our customers being at harmony with their home from the moment they walk through the door. It's about the feeling they get when sitting with their morning coffee looking out from their newly built home extension. And it's also about waking up, opening the loft room balcony doors and enjoying the morning sun. You see, at Amazing Spaces, we consider the emotions involved when renovating homes. We think about how our customers will feel not just what they will see. Gone are the days where a loft conversion was typically for a child's bedroom or office. New technology allows us to turn unused space into a dream location with a walkout balcony and extended roof. Wake up or work in harmony with a room that inspires. With over 20 years of my personal experience converting spaces all around the world I have set up and build loft conversion business. I am passionate about converting loft space into something beautiful and wonderful in all areas. Within my journey I have built a team of strong and hard-working man who help us deliver the service and bring the values to all our clients and meet all their needs. Most of team members have over 15 years of experience in all types of works. All our combined experience is over 100 years. Having multiskilled people working along side is the key for our success in loft conversions. Working on lofts in past few years I have developed best ways to make sure your journey with us is easy and joyful. With many types of lofts and challenges we have all the right and best solutions for all your needs. We say that words don’t speak but your action will speak about you.

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