Building Extensions - How about building up?
Traditionally, when a homeowner decides to increase the habitable capacity of a property they appoint designers and builders to extend outwards (to the side, front or rear). This can be expensive, time consuming and even stressful.
London is currently experiencing a loft obsession. If you don’t know what that means, let us enlighten you: We are talking about loft conversion or, as some may know them, ‘A Room in the Roof’. What better way to utilise an existing space without creating the sizeable upheaval experienced when extending your home.
Loft conversions yield multiple benefits for homeowners, as up to 30% of a property’s potential space is located within the roof space.
Almost all properties are suitable for a LOFT CONVERSION, although the viability, type, and layout of the conversion will depend on certain factors. Some of the aspects include:
A structural condition survey of the property
Local Authority Planning and Building Plans approval
Condition of the existing roof structure