is my loft suitable?
Make sure you check:
Height: Your loft should be at least 2.2m to 2.4m in height. However, bear in mind that when the flooring and ceiling has been added the height will be reduced by around 0.2m to 0.3m. There are ways that height can be increased. The height you'll need also depends on the structure of your roof.
Roof structure: Older houses generally have roofs made up of rafters and purlins, which are usually relatively easy to convert. Newer houses (built since around the 1960s) have trussed roofs and require a little more work to convert. They also require a bit more height - at least 2.4m.
Space: Make sure that you have enough space in your loft to create a usable room.
Obstructions: You'll need to think about relocating your water tank if you have one in your loft or, if you have a chimney, whether to keep or remove it.
In most cases, a loft conversion would be covered under Permitted Development Rights, meaning that you wouldn't need to obtain planning permission.
Your loft conversion will always need to meet the Building Regulations, regardless of whether or not you require planning permission. At Kingfisher Lofts, Building Regulations are always adhered to so you can rest assured that all aspects of your new loft conversion will be fully compliant.