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Frequently Asked Questions

Can my loft be converted?
To convert your loft there needs to be approximately seven feet from top of existing ceiling joists to ridge line (apex).

Do I need planning permission?
The majority of loft conversions do no need planning permission, there are some exceptions though.

You may need planning permission if:

  • You live in a conservation area.
  • Your house is a listed building.
  • You want to put in dormer windows facing the road or if the position of the dormer window would invade your neighbour’s privacy.
  • Any part of the conversion including the dormer window is higher than the existing roof.
  • Your House has already been extended to the limit of its permitted development (15% of its original size).

Do we need our own plans drawn up?
As loft conversion specialists we take care of everything, there is no need for you to have your own plans drawn up, we have our own architect who will deal with the drawings and planning approval.

How long does planning permission take?
This varies from council to council but generally you should get a decision within 8 weeks.

How long will my loft conversion take to build?
Once planning and/or building regulations are approved, it takes an average of 4-6 weeks to complete.

Where would the new staircase be installed?
If possible, the stairway should be a natural continuation of the original staircase so that the transition from old to new is seamless. The style of the conversion should follow that in the rest of the house.

Will a loft conversion add value to my house?
Yes. Estate agents say that an extra bedroom is the single most valuable feature a house can have. In general – converting your loft space is simpler and cheaper than building an extension.