Loft Extensions, Conversions London - All areas convered
Which areas of London do we cover?
We cover all of London including central London:
- Canary Wharf
- Earls Court
- Green Park
- Hyde Park
- Kings Cross
- Notting Hill
- Parsons Green
- Shepherds Bush
- St Johns Wood
- South Kensington
- Swiss Cottage
- Waltham Forest
Taking a step further within the scope of loft-type architectural constructions, a new trend is apparent: the rehabilitation of whole buildings that house multiple loft-type apartments and also new constructions with this end in mind.
Whatever your goal or vision, London Contractors will make it happen.
Contact London Contractors
If you’d like to discuss your project please feel free to contact us today on 0800 612 5027 or request a quote on loft conversion and we’ll get back to you.
There are 4 common types of loft extensions / conversions:
- Velux – very popular and cost effective
- Dormer – makes rooms that have limited space more feasible
- Mansard – lets you maximise amount of space in your loft conversion
- Hip to Gable – involves making major alterations to the roof where there isn`t enough internal volume
You don't need permission for every loft extension and the rules were relaxed back in 2008, but it is still safest to check before starting work.
You will certainly need consent if:
- You live in a listed building or in a conservation area.
- If the house has already been extended to the maximum volume within permitted development rights.
- If any part of the extension will be higher than the original roof or overlooks neighbours.
If the conversion is to be used regularly as a "habitable space", your design must comply with building regulations on issues such as energy efficiency, fire safety, ventilation, lighting and insulation.
This permission is obtained separately from planning consent. Plans have to be approved by your local authority`s Building Control Officer, which can take two months.
For advice on all these issues, visit planningportal.gov.uk
If you live in a terraced house you must comply with the rules on party walls. Visit rics.org/partywalls or call the RICS helpline on 0870 333 1600