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Loft conversions and roof extensions, can be an affordable and a relatively simple way to create additional bedrooms or a habitable space for your home.
Most houses usually come with permitted development rights, in which case, loft conversions and roof extensions do not usually need planning consent. We can advise on how this can be achieved and prepare the application to obtain your lawful development certificate.
By working closely with our clients and taking time on your design, we can help turn ideas into reality and deliver a successful loft conversion that can be enjoyed for years to come.
Established in 2011 we have been providing architectural services for all types of residential projects, working alongside homeowners, builders and developers. So, if you’re a homeowner looking for an extra bedroom for a new family member, or if you are a developer looking to maximise the property potential, we will ensure your needs are met.
Excellent service. Paul is very thorough and took his time to make his decisions and explain them to me. He is friendly and helpful and has a ‘can do’ attitude.
Would definitely recommend for any detailed drawings required, we got them in late in the day to provide building regs drawings, were really efficient in completing within the required timescales and went into a lot of detail to make sure everything was right.
I felt in very capable hands and expertly advised. I’d highly recommend Detailed Planning. Our new loft conversion has maximised the space available to us.
When we begin, we’ll take time to understand your brief, you may also have ideas of how the end product will look. We’ll take this into consideration but also consider costs, planning constraints and buildability. There’s no point designing something that can’t be built!
Want to talk about your project? We will always check your enquiry to ensure there is a reasonable chance of success.
Our quotes are free and we can provide free office consultations should your project be viable. You can also read our article what is a loft conversion to answer any questions!
Whether your family is growing, and you need an extra bedroom, or you want a new bright modern open plan living; we can help find a solution to maximise your space. Here at Detailed Planning, we have a team of trained designers that are specialised in creating amazing spaces for all types of briefs. We understand the cost of developing a property, so we’re sensitive to our costs and guidance. We aim to help you stretch your money enough to get the best results!
We are experts at obtaining planning consent for loft conversion. If your house benefits from permitted development rights, we’ll complete the necessary drawing and documents to demonstrate your proposal falls within guidance and the permitted cubic allowance. Should your loft conversion require planning consent, we can give you the best chance of planning consent by acting as your agent throughout the process.
This is the stage where the detailed technical drawings are carried out by our design team. We believe in providing extra detail so your builder construction your project with the quality it deserves. Remember, in order for a project to go accordingly, having a good, detailed set of drawings is crucial.
At last! Your dream home is now ready to go under construction! This is all very exciting and you now have all the relevant drawings to hand. At this point of the project, we provide a continued support service, so feel free to call us whenever you like. All that’s left to do now is grab a cup of tea and relax!
The cost of a loft conversion in the UK can vary widely depending on various factors, such as the size and complexity of the project, the location, and the materials used.
To get the most accurate estimate of the cost of your loft conversion, it is best to consult with a professional loft conversion company or contractor who can provide a detailed quote based on your specific requirements and preferences.
You can speak to our team here at Detailed Planning if you would like a bespoke quote.
In most cases, you will not need planning permission for a loft conversion in the UK, but it depends on several factors, including the loft conversion type and location. It is recommended to check with your local planning authority or consult a professional to determine if planning permission is required for your specific project.
The rules for a loft conversion in the UK vary depending on factors such as the type of loft conversion, location, and building regulations. Loft conversions must comply with building regulations to ensure safety, health, and environmental standards. It is recommended to consult with a professional loft conversion company or architect to understand the specific rules and requirements for your project.
The time it takes to convert a loft in the UK depends on several factors, such as the project’s complexity, the loft’s size, and the materials used. On average, a loft conversion can take 4 to 10 weeks, but larger or more complex projects can take longer. It is recommended to consult with a professional loft conversion company or contractor to get a more accurate estimate of the timeframe for your specific project.
You may not be required to inform your neighbour about a loft conversion, but it is recommended to do so as a courtesy. If the loft conversion affects your neighbour’s property in any way, such as during construction or blocking their view, you may need to obtain their consent or inform them of the plans. It is best to consult with a professional loft conversion company or your local planning authority to determine if you need to inform your neighbour about your loft conversion project.
Yes, a neighbour can object to a loft conversion if they have concerns that the project may adversely affect their property in some way, such as blocking their view or causing damage. However, their objection may not necessarily stop the loft conversion if it meets all the requirements for planning and building regulations. It is recommended to consult with a professional loft conversion company or your local planning authority to understand your project’s specific rules and requirements and how to address any potential objections from neighbours.
The need for fire doors downstairs when you have a loft conversion depends on your property’s specific layout and design and whether it meets the fire safety regulations. In general, building regulations require that a loft conversion should have a safe means of escape in case of fire, and this may include the installation of fire doors, smoke alarms, and other fire safety measures. It is recommended to consult with a professional loft conversion company or your local building control authority to determine the specific fire safety requirements for your loft conversion project.
You may not need an architect for a loft conversion. Still, consulting with a professional architect or loft conversion specialist is recommended to ensure that your project meets all the necessary planning and building regulations requirements. An architect can also help you to design a loft conversion that maximises the available space, enhances the aesthetics of your property, and meets your specific requirements and preferences. Additionally, an architect can provide technical drawings, specifications, and project management services to ensure your loft conversion is completed to a high standard and within the required timeframe and budget.