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Your Five Step Perfect Loft Conversion Plan

Getting a loft conversion is one thing, but making the process of obtaining it run smoothly? Well that’s quite another. Yet it’s what we should all aspire to. It’s easier than you might think, too. Using a professional loft conversion company is the best way to achieve your perfect loft conversion, and you can also follow these five simple steps to make sure you get it right.

Step 1: Check your Loft’s Viability

Checking if your loft is suitable for conversion should always be your first port of call. It’s a very rare case that a loft isn’t ripe for conversion, but as a general rule, the ceiling height should be 2.3 metres or more for suitable head height.    

If you don’t have this head height available to you, there are still ways that a loft conversion company can create the required space, often by lowering the floor of the loft if there rooms below can take having their ceilings lowered.

Step 2: How will you use your new Room?

Think about why you want to create a loft conversion and what you want to get out of it. This is a crucial part of the planning process, and you may wish to gather together loft conversion pictures to create a mood board. 

If it’s a guest bedroom, do you need an en suite bathroom to create a completely independent space? Is it a study, a games room or a home cinema? All of these spaces often require extra power sources. Or perhaps you’re aiming to get two rooms out of the space? 

You’ll need to know how you want to use the space before you can engage an architect or loft conversion company.

Step 3: Contract a Loft Conversion Company

This is really the first step towards making your vision a reality. A good loft conversion company will either be able to provide an architect or point you in the right direction of a reputable one, and you’ll then start to see your dreams come alive.

Experienced loft conversion companies can work together with you and the architect to then bring the plans to life. They’ll minimise disruption while they carry out the work and will take care of any paperwork required, including helping you to submit plans if planning permission is required and liaising with the building regulations department.

Step 4: Inform your Neighbours

Whether you need a party wall agreement or not, it’s always polite and a good idea to inform your neighbours that work will be taking place. This way, they won’t be confronted with scaffolding all of a sudden and won’t be put out by any noise and disruption that may occur.

You may well need a party wall agreement if you are a semi-detached or terrace house. Your loft conversion company will be able to advise if this is the case, and will often help you to submit the details to your local authority and your neighbours.

Step 5: Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy!

Ok, so it’s not quite as easy as this, but once all of the nitty-gritty has been done, you can work on the fun bits! Make sure you’ve got a decent budget in place to do the interior decorating and styling, just in case your tastes exceed your purse strings, and then enjoy making the room part of your home.

If you want the loft conversion company to run smoothly, speak to Bespoke Lofts. Thanks to our long term experience and expertise, from planning through to completion, everything will tick over like clockwork. Contact us today for a free no obligation quote.

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