The majority of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian houses have pitched roves that have a great deal of unused space. Families may use them for storage but these spaces are very suitable for converting into a usable room such as an extra bedroom or a home office.
To convert a loft often requires minimal alterations to the elevations and is often developed under your permitted development rights. The age, type of house and area you live in may effect your permitted development rights. In these cases full planning permission is required.
Permitted development rights often allow a homeowner to add roof lights such as Fakro or Velux to their street facing elevation of the roof and a dormer window to roof facing the garden.
Loft conversions can be quite fast when on site typically taking about 10 weeks. Engineers would design the new floor removing the timber joists and replacing with steel structure. We advise using high quality insulation in loft conversions as often much of the heat is lost through your roof.
Please call one of our team of architects on 020 8996 0601 to organise your free initial meeting to discuss options and designs for your home.