Can my loft be converted?
Will I need planning permission?
The majority of loft conversions do not require planning, they can be carried out using your permitted development rights (P.D.) providing you haven’t already used your allowance. In a typical terraced house you can build up to 50m3 combined in the loft and extension.
Example: A typical dormer will use around 20m3 so if you have a large extension or conservatory of 25-30m3 this will leave around 20-25m3. This is plenty of room for a dormer.
Please note: All lofts require building regulations
Will plans need to be drawn up?
How long does a loft conversion take?
Will there be much disruption to our daily lives?
Will a conversion add value to our home?
It has been proven a loft conversion will add value to your home, especially if it contains an extra bathroom.
Daily Mail 2017 article had an interesting tool to evaluate the possible financial gains of a loft conversion. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4875870/How-value-home-renovations-REALLY-add.html
Express 2017 quote “A loft conversion, which costs £23,700, will add 13 per cent value to your property – and work out as an average profit of £16,480. This would increase the price of the average home in the UK from £234,794 by £28,373.15.” https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/property/830268/property-for-sale-increase-value-loft-conversion
Why use Bournemouth Lofts ?
We are the specialist loft division of our parent company Bournemouth Building Ltd. We have over 25 years combined building experience. We are a local, family owned business that is proud of our reputation for providing quality lofts and extensions at competitive prices. We have a directly employed team of qualified tradesmen and only use fully qualified sub-contractors.
If you have any further questions wish to arrange a survey or quotation, please do not hesitate and call Bournemouth Lofts today.