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What is the Process of Building a Loft Conversion?

  • Posted by: Sebastian Grayson
What is the Process of Building a Loft Conversion? Beckenham Loft Extension

What is the Process of Building a Loft Conversion? Having a loft conversion can significantly transform your home. A loft conversion can have multiple uses whether you are looking to add a home office to your property, want extra bedroom space, a second bathroom, or simply need more storage. Read on to find out more about the process of booking and building a loft conversion at your home.

The Booking Process:

Get in touch with us to request a call back about your loft conversion plans. You can do this easily using the contact for on our website. Leave your name, email address and telephone number so that we can get back in touch to discuss your plans and book you in for a visit. Don’t worry if you are not 100% sure of the type of loft conversion that you want yet, as our advisors are happy to talk through your plans and requirements and advise on the best options to meet your needs. 

Once you’ve spoken to us, we will book a time and day to visit your home and talk through your project. We’ll take measurements, check out the area and answer any questions that you have before providing a quote. You can then take the time to look over the quote and the information and let us know if you want to change anything or have any further questions. Once you are satisfied with the proposal and quote and want to go ahead, we will take a deposit and book a start date for the loft conversion process to begin. At this stage you will also meet with our design team to get drawings completed and start turning your ideas into reality. 

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What to Expect Throughout the Build:

What to expect will depend on the type of loft conversion that you have requested, since this will impact the length of time taken to build it and the amount of disruption that it causes to your home. We will prepare you beforehand with a realistic idea of what to expect. Some loft conversions such as a roof light or Velux conversion have very minimal disruption, while other more complex conversions may require structural alterations to your home and typically cause more disruption along with taking more time. Some people prefer to stay elsewhere while their loft conversion is being built while others adjust around it; it’s entirely up to you. Our professionals will always work in a way that causes as little disruption as possible to your life, and leave the home clean and tidy after the end of each day. 

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Will You Need Planning Permission?

Whether or not you will need planning permission for your loft conversion will depend on the type of house that you live in and the type of loft conversion that you have requested. For the most part, loft conversions are under permitted development so most people do not require planning permission to get one. However, if your home is a listed building or you are getting a type of loft conversion such as a dormer that will require structural alteration of your home, you may need planning permission. We can advise on all planning permission queries and you might find it useful to speak to a relevant person from your local council to find out more based on your specific circumstances. Some homes, including semi-detached and terraced homes, may require you to obtain a party wall agreement if the work carried out is going to affect your neighbours’ homes. 

A loft conversion can be an ideal way to add more space and more value to your property. Get in touch today to get the process started. 

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Author: Sebastian Grayson