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Proficiency FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for New and Experienced Home Buyers

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1. Minimum height for loft conversion ceiling?

While there isn’t a regulation height a minimum of 2.3 meters will be need it from the top of the existing celling joints to underneath of the ridge that’s the point in the middle of your loft. As once converted a minimum of 2 meters is required over the flight of stairs and in the landing.

2. Do I require planning permission to convert my loft?

From 1 Of October 2008 a loft conversion will not longer required Planning permission as new regulation consider a loft extension in a house as a permitted development this is subject to certain conditions for more information visit Planning Portal Website

3. Will converting my loft add value to my property?

Yes, whether you convert your loft into an extra bedroom or a children’s play area the added room a well converted loft will increase the value of your property up to 20%.

4. Will I need a party wall agreement to be able to convert my loft?

If your property is a semi-detached our terrace house and you share a dividing wall, that separate your property with your neighbor them it most likely that you will need a party wall agreement for your loft conversions. The party wall agreement its in place to avoid any disputes appearing once your loft conversion work is on the way.

5. How long will a loft conversion will take to be finish?

A loft conversion can take from 4 weeks to 9 weeks to be completed, this depend on the type of loft conversion you have chosen for you house. There are four different types of loft conversions from dormer loft that can take up to 6 weeks, a Velux conversion can take up to 5 our a more complex conversion, a hip to gable our mansard that can take up to 8 to 9 weeks to be completed.