How to add extra living space to your house – loft conversion


Many people realise at a certain point that they need a bigger space, but they do not afford to buy a larger house, so they have to work with the one they have. If you want to add some extra living space to your house, because you need a room where to install your office, or you are expecting a baby, then you should have in view converting the loft, because it is a cost-effective way of adding space. What is amazing about this option is that you do not have to take from the outdoor space, because if you have pets, every inch from your yard is important. The only thing you have to do is to find a professional loft conversion company London, because you would not be able to transform this space by yourself. They are specialists so they would consider the planning restrictions and roof structure, when designing your new space.

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Check your options

Before starting to imagine how you would decorate the new space, you should asses the suitability of your property. You have to be sure that your house is not located in an area where placing limitations are established, because this might influence the way your loft would look. The first thing you have to do is to check the local council’s website to see what the planning guidelines for your neighbourhood are. In some cases, there is no need for planning permission if you build within your roof’s existing structure, but it is recommended to do some research before starting the project, to be sure that there would be no issues. When it comes to the options you have, you should know that if you live in a semi-detached or detached property you would have the possibility to increase the roof space even with 50 cubic metres. However, in case you live in a terraced house, then you can build a construction of maximum 40 cubic metres.

Find the right partner for this project

The most difficult part of the project is to find the right company to design and build the space. You should take time to research companies thoroughly, because you will have to check the information from their websites, and ask them pictures of their previous projects, to see if you like how they look. For being sure that you will be satisfied with the quality of the work, you can ask the constructor to offer you contacts of some of their former clients, and to get in touch with them. In this way, you might even visit some of the sites, and you can find details about the way they work. Some companies want the homeowner to be involved in the project, others consider that they are experts and they know best what to do, so try to find out what type of firm the one you want to hire is. Ask the constructor if they offer any guarantee of the work, because you should not choose one that offers less than 10 years structural guarantee.