Loft Conversions Company manages every aspect of loft conversion from drawing architectural plans right through to completion of all finishing trades, leaving the completed Loft Conversion ready for decoration. As Hatton's leading Loft Conversion specialist, we have been transforming homes for over two decades building hundreds of fantastic living spaces to suit your lifestyle and needs. With us, you will get a cost-effective Loft Conversion that will add value to your property in Hatton.
We frequently advise homeowners to consider home improvements instead of moving. A loft conversion is an excellent way to add a bedroom to your home without expanding the footprint or sacrificing garden space. The easy part is deciding on a budget. Many people find it difficult to plan a loft conversion. We get a lot of questions about planning and building regulations, party wall agreements, and other topics. In this section, we answer the most frequently asked questions about loft conversion rules and regulations.
Many loft conversions are permitted under the 'Permitted Development' rules, which limit the size of additional space that can be built without requiring planning permission. You can also have a dormer loft conversion to add height to your conversion as long as it does not sit higher than the highest point of your existing roof or extends forward of the roof plane at the front of the house. Consent may be required if these are visible from the highway. Planning permission is usually required for a mansard loft conversion, which is typically built to the rear of your home and has a horizontal roof and almost vertical back wall (as it alters the roof structure to a 72-degree angle). Always double-check the need for planning permission with your local planning authority.
If you hire a Chartered Building Surveyor, an architect, or us, we will begin by conducting a thorough survey of your loft and walls to identify any potential issues and assess the structural work that is required. If you use your own builder, make sure the structure is properly assessed to avoid problems during the construction process. You can consult with a chartered surveyor, and we can even project manage your loft conversion for you. In general, older roofs are easier to convert than modern roofs with intricate factory-built roof trusses. It is possible; it is just more difficult and costly. A qualified Structural Engineer will need to design and calculate any structural alterations and steel supporting beams.
As long as it is feasible, you can put whatever you want in a loft conversion. If the height does not allow it, it could be a bedroom with a small ensuite and no shower, or if you have a dormer installed, a shower is likely to fit. But keep in mind that a loft conversion does not have to be a spare bedroom. On rare occasions, a kitchen has been installed in a loft conversion!
The average cost of a Loft Conversion in Hatton is between £40,000 to £90,000. (in 2022) The most common type of Loft Conversion is the dormer as it adds the most space and best light to your property. A loft conversion will not only give you extra space but also enhance your living space on your property. A loft conversion price depends on many factors such as type of the conversion, type of the roof you have, type of the lighting you want in the loft, the type of windows required, the size of the project, fixtures and fittings, nature of the exterior, client's personal requirements and the site's location. If you want to know the exact cost of your Loft Conversion in Hatton, you will need to book a site survey or send us your drawings and our loft specialist will review them and get back to you with a quotation.