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I am the a owner of a first floor flat of a victorian terraced house.i would to like a dormer loft conversion or l shape conversion,what type of conversion can i have,& how much would it cost.

I am confused which type of conversion i can have.I live in lambeth & i have been told i can have one of the two conversion,& then been told its not possible,& that i can only have a mansard loft,the properties on either side of my property have dormers.I also live in lambeth.james

3 Answers from MyBuilder Loft Conversion Specialists

Hi James
Sounds like you need to ring the local planning office, they should be able to give you some good advice. You will need plans by an architect or Chartered Surveyor, like me, and calculations from a structural engineer or Chartered Building Surveyor. If you find an architectural consultant you want to use, you should get initial free advice and they will guide you.

Phil Routledge

2011-10-03T09:45:02+01:00

Answered 3rd Oct 2011

hi dom here,u will need planing which takes bout 8 weeks on flats,u will b restricted on back 800 mm back ,and 800 on sides ,the stairs will take up metre by metre,u need party wall agreements with all neighbours,u should b able to have same as neighbours,

2011-10-03T09:45:02+01:00

Answered 3rd Oct 2011

Ask a local architect to advise. If you do not own the freehold there will be substantial costs to pay even if what you desire is possible. A rough estimate for the build would be between £25 - £35k dependant on site specifics and your finished specification ie. bathroom/wetroom etc.

2011-10-03T09:45:02+01:00

Answered 3rd Oct 2011

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