Do you need planning permission for a loft conversion?

Loft extensions are normally considered ‘permitted development’ which means they don’t need planning permission, but sometimes if they exceed a certain space or change the look of the roof by more than an allowable amount, you will need to apply for planning. [Read more…]

5 Tips When Planning A Loft Conversion

Converting a loft into an additional living space, home office or bedroom appears to be a simple matter: clean up the space, build partitions where needed, add some toilet facilities then paint the whole area. In reality, this is not so; you need to do some preliminary studies [Read more…]

Is your loft properly insulated?

The recommended depth of loft insulation is 270 mm, which is about a foot. If you have some insulation but it isn’t that thick, you don’t have to remove what you have already, you can just add some more; insulation does come in different thicknesses to allow you to do this. It is simple to check,  just pop up into your loft [Read more…]