THE CHINE

LOFT CONVERSION - PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT

Case study 2

Project type:

Loft conversion to create new rooms on 2nd floor.

Project description

The brief for this project was to change the use of the disused loft area and to increase the internal space upstairs on the new second floor. This property had a very large floor area making it ideal for this sort of conversion. Other property’s in the surrounding area have had a similar loft conversion design, were the original roof was of a pitched construction design. Changing the roof line into a gable end made the new internal space larger, this created two additional bedrooms making the value of this property increase by 35%.

The project passed planning by means of a identical design of the next nabours design, matching the other nabouring households in the same street. Matching brick type and face work to the design was a must to see this application through to a pass. This was approved on a permitted development application, which took 8 weeks.

Cost in construction £22,000 - £26,000.

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TREGARRON

LOFT CONVERSION - PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT

Case study 3

Project type:

Loft conversion with new dormers to front and back and raised roof to create two new rooms on 2nd floor.

Project description

The brief for this project was to change the use of the disused loft area and to increase the internal space upstairs on the new second floor. This property had a very large floor area making it ideal for this sort of conversion. Other property’s in the surrounding area have had a similar loft conversion design, were the original roof was of a pitched construction design. Changing the roof to form dormers to the front and back made the internal space increase in floor area, however the roof had to be raised in this design to acquire satisfactory internal headroom. This house was in a perfect location to do this as it was situated at the end of the row of property’s with a fall in ground level making the new raised roof not exceeding the near by nabour’s roof pitch. Two additional bedrooms were created and a walk in wardrobe area making this house turns into a modern example of new age designs. Property increased by 25% by end of construction.

The project passed planning by means of an identical design of the other properties in the area, again as always matching the existing appearance of the original house was a must to get this design through planning to keep the character of the original house. This project was approved on a full planning application sub-mission, which took 7 weeks.

Cost in construction £17,000 - £20,000.