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Process of a loft conversion
We are considering doing a loft conversion, and was hoping someone could provide a quick overview of the process from start to finish.
Currently we have the space in the loft, but we are not sure where to start and what the process would be - e.g. do we first talk to a builder or architect or planning?
Any advice on the process of a loft conversion would be greatly appreciated!
You will need full plans to get planning permission, so without any design/plans you can't get anything started (well legally anyway!)
Answered 17th Mar 2012
If you ask a loft conversion specialist to give you a quote for converting your loft, they should be able to tell you if it is possible to convert your loft and if it is, they should be able to draw a rough floor plan as to what can be achieved and how much it will cost you. Then the next step is you and the company you choose work out a payment schedule, then they will take a deposit from you and get some plans drawn up ( the company should have a architect that they use) then they do all the submiting to gain relevant approvals and then when everything is in place they build your loft conversion as agreed. If you get a architect in to draw up plans first then he/she should sort out all the approvals and then you search for a company to build your loft conversion or the architect might recommend a pool of builders that they use. The architect may offer project managment, this route is generaly more expensive in my experience.
Answered 18th Mar 2012
Just as the man writes above
this is the best way of finding if you can have a conversion in your loft
Answered 19th Apr 2012
Check to see if you have over 2.2m from top of joist to underside of ridge,, once the new joist and ceiling are in, you will have a min of 2m.
Hope this helps,,
Answered 22nd Apr 2012