On 1st Oct. 2008, and again more-recently, the planning regulations and policies in Fulham were changed and simplified & as a result the number of homeowners opting to transform their lofts increased vastly with some homeowners no longer requiring development and planning permission. Fulham Loft conversion companies are widely experienced and can help create the relevant requirements for your home. If your intention is to increase or add extra living space of your home & avoid the hassle of moving, these companies provide loft conversions services that are of high quality and standards in terms of craftsmanship, sustainability and design.
Types of loft conversion
I-shaped and dormer loft conversion-an extension to your existing roof that vertically projects from a sloping roof, creating extra floor space & headroom within the house. Internally, a dormer has a horizontal ceiling and vertical walls. The I-shaped dormer is also very common and is considered one of the best approach to extend a mid terrace period-property to maximize space since it can offer around 40 m3 of space if planned properly.
Mansard conversion-Named after the French Architect Mansard Francois, is located to the back of your property. It has a flat roof, with the rear wall sloping inwards at an angle of seventy two degrees. Windows are normally housed with the small dormers.
Velux loft conversion Also referred to as rooflight loft conversion. Velux is the manufacturer of the roof windows hence the name. The roofline remains unaltered, as the windows are installed by fitting flush to your roofline, leaving your original roof design untouched. However, planning permission isn’t generally required.
Hip to gable loft conversion This type of loft conversion entails changing the sloping-side of your home to a flat gable end. This help increase the size of your loft space, creating additional space for your staircase. Planning permission is required since this type of conversion change the outline of your roof.
Loft conversion with full back addition This is where the experts not only create a loft over the main part of your home but also over the back addition if available.
Loft conversion with pod room A pod room refers to a room that’s built out usually over-half of your back addition creating a room approximately 3.5m * 3m in size.
Things to consider before deciding if loft conversion is best suited for you.
Can your property take the weight and changes of a loft conversion Clearly it will add weight to the property and, although it might be a small increase, you will have to ensure that the structure of the property can take it.
Building regulation and part walls
Fitting windows and gaining natural light
Insulating against sound
Insulating the loft against any heat loss
If there is enough head height
Upgrading for fire emergency safety
Loft conversion process:
Loft Conversion Company will prepare a quotation for you to review & upon acceptance; the company will organize a meeting with their Architect & determine the best design based on your needs and the property. The next step (where necessary) is to apply for Part wall Agreements, Building Control and Planning Permission. They will coordinate all the material information needed & once in place, you’ll both agree on a date to start your works.