Mansard loft conversions are an innovative way of gaining more space in the house you love. At Extension Architecture we specialise in creating unique solutions for your property, allowing you to utilise the valuable floor space that you have tied up in the loft and create additional living space. They are built to the rear of properties and change a slanted roof into an almost straight one, giving you plenty of room to play around with the layout. Some Mansard loft conversions can be big enough for two bedrooms and a bathroom too. Mansard loft conversions are named after Francois Mansard, a prominent 17th-century French architect and have long been a popular way to maximise space by converting the attic.
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Whether you’ve taken the plunge into the wonderful world of new builds or decided to make the most of your home with a cleverly designed extension, one thing is almost certain – you’ll need to be sure you meet the standards set out by building regulations.
With so many of us spending more time at home, everyone is looking at how to maximise their space. If you want to adjust the layout of your home or create a house extension, this type of renovation is always best managed by a structural engineer to ensure it’s viable and safe. If you plan to self-build, it’s critical that you use a structural engineer as you plan. They will assess the structural condition of a property and then recommend and calculate a plan for the types of materials you should use, plus their weights and dimensions. Their work also includes any civil designs required by the project such as retaining walls, road design and drainage needed for Building Control Approval.
If you're looking to add some extra space to your house, a garage conversion could be a great idea. Many people are sitting on empty garages, so converting them into an extra room can add both living space and value to your home. Whether it's a larger kitchen, extra bathroom or a playroom that you'd love to add to your home, taking space from an unused garage is a great option.
A two storey extension can be a great way to add space and value to your existing home, without the need to move to a bigger space. Many people choose to add extensions to their homes to give them the freedom to live in a space that suits them, tailored towards their specific needs. Before you start out with your two storey extension, you'll need to think about a number of things. First of all, it is crucial to become familiar with the planning restrictions and processes, the different professionals that will need to be involved in your build and the cost of the project.
When looking to have an extension built at the rear of your home, there are multiple factors to bear in mind, which can increase or decrease your costs. Figuring out the costs is often the most stressful part of the process, so once this is done, you’ll feel much more organised. Here we suggest some of the things to consider when drawing up the costs of your extension:
There's great news for homeowners looking to extend their property. As of September, new changes to Permitted Development rights mean that those who wish to extend their space by up to two storeys may be fast-tracked without the need to apply for planning permission. This is ideal for homeowners who are growing their family, are caring for an older relative in their home or who may need more space for one or more home offices in the new normal.