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 St Margarets'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 St Margarets.
When converting a loft, Building Regulations permission is always necessary. A building control surveyor will come to your site to check your conversion at various stages and will provide a completion certificate upon final inspection. Parts L, K, B, and P of the Building Regulations are most likely to be an issue when it comes to a loft conversion. • Part L compels you to meet U-value thermal efficiency goals when converting your loft into usable space. • Part K addresses fall, collision, and impact prevention and mandates a minimum headroom of 2m for all escape routes, including the stairs • Parts B and P address fire and electrical safety, respectively.
The optimal place for a staircase to land is parallel to the roof ridge: this maximizes the usable height above the stairs. In actuality, the location of your loft conversion stairs will be determined by the arrangement of the level below, and if necessary, the available height can be increased by installing dormer windows, adding a rooflight above the staircase, or converting a hip roof end to a gable.
Rooflights – The simplest solution is to utilize rooflights that follow the roof’s pitch line. This form of window is the most cost-effective and is more likely to be permitted without the need for planning approval. Dormer windows not only provide natural light but may also increase the size of a loft conversion. They are especially handy if the pitch angle is high since the useable floor space may be increased. The mansard style will provide the most conversion roof space since it projects the highest potential head height, resulting in a larger useable floor area.
"Party Wall Agreements safeguard that your neighbor does not experience a loss or damage to their property as a result of your loft conversion project, and they can restrict disruption by influencing working hours and access. One of the reasons the Party Wall Act is such a severe issue is that badly completed structural renovations are a common source of cracking and movement, and have even been implicated in the collapse of nearby structures on occasion. The Act and the agreement are in place to safeguard neighboring properties and any conflicts that may arise during construction.
The average cost of a Loft Conversion in St Margarets 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 St Margarets, 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.
If you would like to discuss the ways in which a Loft Conversion could enhance your St Margarets home, call us on 0208 1020 675 or email to ask us any questions. For a free site survey and design consultation please fill out the form on the right and our team will get back to you as quickly as possible.