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A guide to

A Loft


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

CRL are specialists in
structural insurance

What's included in the guide?

This ebook will give you on how to carry out a vertical extension of a property that complies with the requirements of a specialist in Structural Defects like CRL.

In this comprehensive guide, you will learn:

  • Establishing if a property is suitable for a loft conversion

  • Types of loft conversions

  • General guidance and requirements of CRL for conversions

  • Building Regulations and Planning Permission

  • Access and Fire Safety

  • Technical Guidance

  • How to ensure CRL’s quick evaluation

  • Structural Repairs

  • Legal Framework


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