We relish the opportunity on working on derelict properties and turning them into state of the art well insulated modern homes.
The important element is your existing roof should have a minimum of 2.5m head height.
You will need to minus a minimum of 150 mm from the top for your roof build up and minus a further 250 mm for your floor build up. You will always have to check if your house is within a conversation area and maybe subject to planning constraints.
The answer in a nutshell is yes. A loft conversion is create another bedroom automatically adding value to the property.
We will give you an initial estimate for the works if this is acceptable. Our surveyors will visit your house and prepare a detail sketch with exact measurements and heights.
The next step would be to either submit a full planning application or a lawful development certificate. Once that is complete you will need a party wall agreement.
The usual time scales are
5 working days for a first draft of the plans
6 -8 weeks lawful development certificate with the council if needed
Party Wall Agreement this is dependant on the surveyors.
There are different type of loft conversion available depending on each house.
The most popular one is Hip to gable with a dormer box
If you have a large L trigger usually most Victorian houses are built like this you may be able to do an L Shape Dormer.
Mansard conversion this optimises both space and light transforming the loft into a new floor. This will undoubtedly require planning permission