When you choose to convert your loft, you may lose space on the first or second floors. For example, you may lose a small bedroom on the first floor but gain a spacious second floor bedroom with a new en suite and a dressing room. If you are considering a Elite Loft Conversion Plans, it’s best to consult an architect or designer before making your decision. Here are a few tips to make your loft conversion go smoothly.
Planning a Loft Conversion
Permitted development rules apply to loft conversions. In general, you need planning permission for a loft conversion if it exceeds 40 square metres. If your conversion is for the sole purpose of adding a room, you’re required to follow the rules about the number of windows in the loft. You also need to consider whether you need to gain consent from other owners or from the developer. Once you’ve obtained permission, you can begin your loft conversion project.
While loft conversion plans don’t specify where the stairs should be installed, you should make sure you consider the height of the staircase. The best location is either above the first floor staircase or halfway up. The latter will give the illusion of an open space on both floors. Make sure to consider where you’ll place storage, furniture, and the stairs within the loft. Finally, make sure you decide how you’ll bring light into the loft. There are many options for doing this: installing natural lighting from the roof or artificial lighting through a dormer window.