Planning your loft conversion, Part 1 & 2.

Where do you begin? To help you get started, we have put together this handy guide to planning your loft conversion, starting with the concept and design.

These days, many people find themselves struggling for space however, they are unable to afford to move home. This has led many to consider a loft conversion. You will create more space in the home you know and love, and also add value to your property.

Expecting a new arrival, or maybe you’re in need of a home office? Loft conversions allow you to work with what you already have, maximising the potential of your home.

Concept and Design

Part 1 – The Concept:

The first step is to decide what you want from your conversion, and what purpose you want it to serve to you and your family. Work out a rough budget and try to think of some general concepts. What sort of style do you want? What look do you want to achieve? If you need inspiration you can download our brochure for free.

Part 2 – The Design:

This is possibly the most important part of the process. Any project is unlikely to be successful if the design and planning stage is flawed. At this point we suggest you seriously consider hiring an architect. Builders, whilst essential for the practical side of a project, cannot offer the same level of design insight, planning experience and project management skills that a qualified architect can. Architects will listen to your ideas and requirements and therefore aim to incorporate them within the design of the project. In addition they will ensure that the plans comply with any rules and regulations. Hiring a professional architect can help you feel more at ease during the build. They are expert problem solvers who can provide advice if any issues arise. RSJ can organise an architect for you, and take care of the whole design process so you’re only dealing with one company.

For parts 3 & 4 of the blog, click here.

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