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Homeowners Add Value with Professional Loft Conversions London Wide

17.09.13

Adding more space is one of the most secure ways of adding value to a home. In a survey conducted by the Nationwide Building Society it was revealed that loft conversions London home owners have created could add up to 23% to the value of their properties.

Does this sound too good to be true?  It’s not. Increasing useable space in a home adds value and appeal but, warns the building society, only if the conversion has been completed by a loft conversion specialist with a clear understanding of building regulations and planning permission issues.

Understanding the Regulations

Not all loft conversions, London based or elsewhere, need planning permission but some do. Understanding the difference is vital so that the result is the building of a legal, safe conversion rather than an unsafe illegal conversion that in some cases could be removed at great cost to the home owner.

Regulations that came into effect in 2008 stated that a home loft conversion could be completed without the need for planning permission if the development met a certain criteria. In brief these rules include:

  • The volume of the loft conversion which is different for detached and semi-detached houses
  • The provision that the conversion does not exceed the current roof line or slope
  • The materials are similar to the existing house
  • No veranda or balcony is included

This is a general summing up of the guidelines for planning permission for loft conversions. London based loft conversions experts will ensure all guidelines are met before undertaking work of any kind.

Choose an Expert in Loft Conversions, London Based for Peace of Mind

Bespoke Lofts specialise in loft conversions London wide.  With over 20 years’ experience in completing loft conversions in all kinds of homes agree that a loft conversion that has been expertly planned and built adds tangible value to a home.

Choose an expert, such as Bespoke Lofts, who offers all work guaranteed for 10 years, is Local Authority approved and provides a free site survey as well as professional advice on planning permission for absolute peace of mind.

For more information contact Bespoke Lofts on 0800 783 9456.

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