Loft Conversions & Dormer Conversions
Creating a loft conversion, with or without a Dormer, in your property is the best option to get more space without having an extension built.
It could create extra room for bedrooms or even an extra bathroom.
Loft conversions are one of the features that could increase the market value of your house.
At Square One Projects, we can convert your loft conversions with the correct requirements to ensure it complies with fire and house regulations.
Converting the loft of a house is considered to be permitted development which means it does not require planning permission, subject to limits and conditions, check out the planning portal site for full details
Some points to take into account
The current house:
- Is not a building containing one or more flats, or a flat contained within such a building.
- Has not already had an additional storey added to it under permitted development rights.
- Was not changed to be used as a house (from previous non-residential use) under permitted development rights.
- Was not built as a ‘New Dwellinghouse’ under permitted development rights.
Whenever a family outgrows their current home, homeowners face a dilemma on whether to sell the house or rent it out and move or consider extending the house. Moving costs are high, getting the kids into new schools is hectic and the legal fees that come with the process of procuring a new house might be off-putting.
If the option of a move turns you off, you can turn that extra space in your house into some much-needed extra living space. We offer you the best loft conversions for your budget.
Factors to consider before choosing conversion designs
Loft conversions can be cost-effective once you take a few design considerations into account. Let’s look at some factors to consider before beginning that loft conversion.
Roof height: Ensure the height is adequate to allow enough headroom for a very tall person to stand up comfortably. The minimum height for a traditional roof is 2.2 to 2.4 metres while that of a trussed roof is 2.4 to 2.6 Metres.
Space: Make sure the space of the loft is large enough to be used as a living space.
Insulation: Almost all modern houses have roofing felt. Your loft space will be newly insulated according to, and updated with current building regulations. The insulation is inserted between the rafters and roof covering. We ensure that the floor of your loft has both heat insulation and soundproofing.
Stairs: We can provide you with pre-built stairs that we then fit, or we can custom-build stairs leading up to the loft according to your preferences.
Types of loft conversions to consider;
Depending on your specifications, our highly qualified team is equipped to handle a wide range of loft conversions including:
- Dormer loft conversion
This type of conversion forms a box shape whereby a vertical extension is seen to project from the roof’s slope. This type of loft has a provision for installing conventional windows. We’re sure you’ll love this one because:
It lets in plenty of light
Plenty of headroom and internal space
Creates straight walls and the ceilings are flat
It’s accommodated by permitted development
- Roof light loft conversion
This expansion only requires the addition of windows and floor reinforcement to make the space liveable. It also has its advantages such as:
This could be 25% cheaper than other conversions
Plenty of storage space
- Hip to gable conversion
A hip to gable conversion makes a roof that has a slanted end appear straight to create a vertical wall. This makes the living space appear bigger. Here’s why you’ll like this one.
It’s suitable for bungalows
You can maximize space by combining it with the rear dormer loft
We can help you through all of the confusion.
- Work with you to help give you ideas on design
- Help arrange independent architects, structural engineers, surveyors and/or planning permission
- Give you optional working contracts to decide how you want to engage with us
- Agree on a date and deliver the work
- Work as a tidy site and clean up every day