In some cases it’s not possible to gain additional living space through extending your property, in these situations there’s no better option than a loft conversion. Thanks to the way houses have been built through the ages in England most houses have the potential to convert loft space into more living area, normally a large bedroom.
This normally then frees up an existing bedroom which can either be left as is or very easily converted to serve another purpose whether it be a home office, or a games room for the children.
At Reids Building and Carpentry we’ve lost count of the amount of loft conversions we’ve completed over the last 15 years and we still think they’re one of the best ways to increase the space available in your home.
Take a look at some images of the loft conversions we’ve completed below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need planning approval?
A converted roof space is usually regarded as ‘permitted development.’ This means that you won’t need planning consent, but there are a few exceptions. Your loft conversion will require building regulation approval and you will need to notify neighbours if you live in a semi-detached or terraced house and the work falls within Party Wall Act requirements.
Is my loft suitable for conversion?
We will need to assess the available head height, the pitch and the type of structure. You should have a minimum of 2.2m of head-space for a suitable loft. If you want to do a loft extension then you will need to get building regulations approval.
How long will the work take?
Loft conversions take around 6 to 8 weeks from start to finish, this depends largely on the size of the loft conversion and how you would like the finished conversion to look. We will be able to provide you with a more accurate timescale after an initial consultation.
Why choose Reids to complete your loft conversion?
At Reids Building and Carpentry we’ve been creating stunning loft conversions for over 15 years which means we have perfected every stage of loft conversions. We believe that to create something special we must set out a clear plan of how you want the finished conversion to look. Failing to plan is planning to fail.