Guide To Planning a Loft Conversion
You may have been thinking about adding a loft conversion for growing teenagers, or maybe to add a guest rooms, master bedroom, or even a study & cosy reading corner.
If so, you can save substantially on costs, compared with up-scaling to a larger house. Some of our clients want to use their new dormer loft conversion to create flat conversions or H.M.O.s.
We do many loft conversions. One particularly interesting example was where the client was not sure whether to do a loft conversion together with extension or a flat conversion. They opted for the latter option, and we created an infill on their butterfly roof. Our client had a large detached property by Wimbledon Common, which naturally falls under one of Merton’s Conservation Areas. Therefore it was less contentious for us to add space between the butterfly wings of their roof rather than via an extension.
The brief was to enlarge the property via a double storey rear extension, loft conversion, internal re-figuration and a porch. In order to comply with the Council’s planning regulations our designers had to consider a sensitive approach to the existing fabric and form as well as the client requirements to preserve the appearance and the character of the residential architecture in the area.See Full Case Study
Extension Architecture was commissioned to produce all the architectural drawings for Loft conversion in Sutton Area of the terraced property. Plans were submitted and APPROVED by Sutton Council.See Full Case Study
A hip roof loft conversion or extension involves.
Recent stylish loft conversion & reconfiguration in South.
Date:2014 Borough: Sutton Project Type:Loft conversion, Dormer Extension.
Need some extra space but not sure where.
Date: July 2015 Borough: New Malden, Kingston Project.
Date: 2015 Location: Wimbledon, Merton Project Type: Loft.
Date: June 2015 Location: Merton Project Type: Loft.
Date:2014 Borough: Tower Hamlets Project Type:Loft conversion, Dormer.
We will be happy to discuss with you whether your loft conversion planning permission will be a Permitted Development. Because of the pressure on housing stock, the government introduced Permitted Development guidelines to make it easier for families to extend to the rear, side or into their lofts. The current relaxed rules have been extended until May 2019, and will likely be further extended then (with modifications). In May 2019 there were some changes with the extended rules; for example with commercial applications.
Extension Architecture has 9 years’ experience of a very varied portfolio of planning submissions. We can easily create a great design for your loft conversion plans. Our team of planning consultants is a great feather in our cap and our USP. Many architects can give you a good design but if they are not familiar with the varying planning policies of all the boroughs in London, Greater London and the home counties, your chance of planning approval will be diminished.
Over the years we have built rapports with some of the planning officers (and conservation officers), and as a result they more often request minor alterations than recommend an application for refusal. Our knowledge of the various planning routes means that we have a very high approval rate with the first application. We know which routes to apply in the event of contention such as Green Belt, Conservation Areas or Listed Buildings. We have external report writers who can create supporting statements for you where needed.