Quick Loft Conversion Guide

Quick Loft Conversion Guide

After Loft Conversion & First Floor Conversion

When you’re looking for extra space in your home, often going up can be the most cost effective way to go! Find out more in our Loft Conversion Guide below.

What can you put in your loft?

Living, space, extra bedroom/bathroom, media room, hobbies room, you name it, it can probably go in your attic.

How much will it cost?

You should budget between £20k and £60k, though of course this depends on the size, nature and scale of the conversion you’re planning.

Will a loft conversion add value?

Usually a loft conversion is one of the best ways to add value to your home in Greater London for example, a good conversion can add up to £70K to your house price.

Do I need Planning Permission?

Loft conversions are classed as permitted development so they don’t need planning permission if they meet the following conditions:

  • New roofing must not exceed an extra 40m3 on terraced houses.
  • New roofing must not exceed an extra 50m3 on detached and semi-detached houses.
  • No extension must be made beyond the plane of the existing roof slope.
  • No extension can be higher than the highest part of the roof.
  • New roofing materials need to match original fittings on a like-for-like or as close as possible basis.
  • No raised platforms or balconies can be included.
  • Side-facing windows must be set with obscured glazing and an opening 1.7-metres above the floor.

The rules are different for listed buildings.

How do I know if my loft is suitable for conversion?

As long as your attic measures at least 2.3m at the highest point, then it will probably work, though roof pitch, and any obstacles, such as water tanks or chimney stacks.

Want to explore your options?

If our quick loft conversion guide has whetted your appetite, call Alan J Currall Architectural Services today on 01536 393505.