With remote working becoming increasingly popular, loft conversions are in high demand with many people reaping the extensive benefits of expanding in to the loft in their current property.
Loft conversions provide an economically efficient and stylish way to add value and space to your home without having to relocate. They can also offer bespoke features such as skylights and balconies to really up the aesthetics and comfort of your property.
At Taylor’d Lofts, we’ve put together this post to explain the loft conversion process so you can turn your dream loft conversion ideas into a reality this spring.
Choosing the Right Design for Your Home
Firstly, its important to choose a design which fits the style and size of your property. The experts at Taylor’d Lofts have 10 years’ experience in designing and fitting loft conversions and will explain all of the possibilities in detail during the initial consultation.
Some of the most popular and cost-effective designs include Velux and Dormer Conversions, these often utilise existing structures and won’t require large-scale alterations. Other designs include Mansard and Hip to Gable; however, these are less common and often require a larger budget and structural alterations.
It is also important to ensure that the design best matches the purpose of the loft conversion, whether its for a new master bedroom, kids’ bedrooms, home office or a combination of these. During your consultation we will explain all the options available to you, and how to make the best use of your space.
Loft conversions are often included in permitted development rights meaning planning permission is not required, however you will need permission if your plans exceed certain limits, such as expanding the current roof space beyond its limits.
Following the initial consultation, we will arrange an architect visit for your property, the plans will then be drawn up and sent to the local council.
During the Conversion
The first stage of the project will involve the erection of scaffolding around the property to ensure easy and safe access to the loft. The access point will be integrated into the loft to minimise the disruption in your home so you can carry on as normal during the early stages of the project.
Our expert tradesmen will be primed and ready throughout the project to meet the requirements of your new space to the highest possible standard. Strong communication is vital here to ensure that all members of the design project are on the same page and share the same vision as the client, that’s why we pride ourselves on only using reliable tradespeople we know and trust.
During the conversion work, there will be 3 points where a local building inspector will need to review the work, and structural, insulation and at sign off. This is to ensure that all work is carried out to the highest possible safety standards.
Following 6-8 weeks of hard work, the project will come to a close and your stunning new loft conversion will be ready for you to use at your convenience.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this post detailing the loft conversion process, and if you’d like to learn more about the services we offer, please visit https://www.taylordloftconversions.com/ or get in touch via E-Mail at email@example.com.