The key considerations for a smooth loft conversion

You should not have to hunt for space in your home because it feels too full. The solution to this common issue could be as simple as calling us. We provide the loft conversions Hull property owners love. In order to get the most from your money and room, we have a list of things for you to consider with this work.

Requirements & regulations

loft conversions HullPeople sometimes don’t realise how much goes in to converting a loft. You need to consider other points like building regulations, planning permission, and shared walls.

Firstly, you need 2.2m of ceiling height for a conversion. You can look into a roof lift if your property lacks this. However, this will add to the cost of the project.

Secondly, a lot of residential homes are not detached and as such, you will need to get a party wall agreement. You need to get written permission from neighbours 2-12 months before beginning work involving structural changes to a shared party wall.

When it comes to meeting building regulations and establishing if you need planning permission, check with a surveyor. They can offer all sorts of useful advice.

Plan, plan, plan!

Before you even start converting the loft, you need to know how you want it to end up. The purpose of this is that you will then know what your necessities are and what you won’t negotiate on. Begin with the largest additions like built-in storage and bathroom fittings. Then, you can move onto accessories later down the line.

Give it some character

You are transforming your space into something new. So, you will want to make the most of it especially seeing as this work can add as much as 20% onto your home’s value. If you end up with exposed beams or low ceilings, turn them into a character feature and use accessories or lighting to maximise their impact. Likewise, you can use nooks and crannies as space for shelving storage.

We are a team with a wealth of experience. As a result we design loft conversions Hull property owners will value. Our aim at Loft Con is to provide a beautiful space and a quality service for a great price.

If you have an interest in working with us, do not hesitate to give our team a ring on 01482 864 155 or drop us an email using info@loftcon.com.