Loft conversions in Portsmouth and Southampton seem to be the best solution for people that want to have an extra room in their house. The process is easy and it does not require any approval, but it has to be done properly, according to a set of regulations imposed by the Government.
A loft conversion in Portsmouth or Southampton is a construction project that does not require a permit, but it is subject to a sum of requirements and limitations. For instance, the volume of additional roof space for terraced houses should not exceed 40 cubic meters, while the volume for the same operation in semi-detached houses should not be bigger than 50 cubic meters. A loft conversion should also not include any balcony or other raised platform. The extensions must not be higher than the roof or longer than the plane of the roof slope. Of course, for more regulations, you have to check the legal documents provided by the Government or to turn to a construction company specialized in loft conversions in Southampton.
Only after you understand the limitations and the conditions that are required for a loft conversion, can you proceed to actually starting the project. Don’t forget to measure the height of the ceiling to see if your attic allows such a procedure to take place. It must have at least 230 centimeters in order to provide a comfortable living space. Moreover, if you want to transform your loft into a permanent living room or into a bedroom, keep in mind that you are required to have a regular staircase that gives access to that room. Sometimes, a staircase may take away a lot of space from the room or the hallway that is underneath the entrance to the new mansard. Take this into consideration and see if it is worth to start the loft conversion.
Having a loft conversion in Portsmouth or Southampton can really add value to your house. According to some recent researches, just by turning the attic into another room you can increase the value of your house with almost 25% of what it was originally worth. However, if you are planning to sell the house, make sure that you are doing everything properly because otherwise your investment might be worth almost nothing. The duration of loft conversions in Southampton may vary between 4 to 5 weeks and it is usually a housework project that does not disturb your lifestyle too much. No matter if you are investing in this kind of conversion to sell the property or just to enhance your lifestyle, turning your loft into a new room seems to be one of the most rewarding conversions that you can do.
D Scott Loft conversions is a family run business that has been working with more than 110 loft conversions in Portsmouth and Southampton. During the past 25 years, they have been handling loft conversions in Southampton, but also in other areas like Petersfield, Chichester, Hampshire or Havant.