Whether you’re looking for a Master Bedroom with en suite as your sanctuary to escape from the kids, an additional bedroom for guests or your own home cinema, a loft conversion is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways of adding a room and adding value to your property. As well as gaining essential living space, a loft conversion provides ones of the best returns on investment that you can expect when it comes to building an extension on your property, with experts in the field suggesting a loft conversion will add the most value to your home compared to the cost of the build. The designers at Fluent Architectural Design Services LTD offer a creative approach to ensure your space is maximised to its full potential whilst considering planning and building regulation guidelines. In most cases loft conversions can be completed under your permitted development rights, which gives the designers more scope on the size and look of the dormer. It also means the approval process will be straightforward as there is no need to obtain planning permission.

99% of our clients do, however, prefer to go down the route of applying to the local authority planning department for a lawful development certificate. The Local Authority charge a fee of £103 along with the planning portal processing fee of £20 including VAT.

Another positive with extending your home via a loft conversion you will gain a sizeable extra room, without the need of sacrificing usable garden space, which is the case when building a side extension or rear extension. The type of loft conversion will depend on the shape and size of your roof, what you would like to achieve, and your budget. We will go through the different options in the guide below. Please look at some of the links below showing some of our previously completed loft conversions.

Loft Conversion in Hersham, Surrey

Hersham – Contemporary Loft Conversion.

Loft Conversion in Kew, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Richmond – Single story wrap around extension with kitchen

Want to find out all you will need to know about how to convert your unused loft space?
Read part two and we will provide some useful advice, design ideas, and explain each step of the process to creating your dream loft conversion.

 

Part Two