ROOF OR LOFT CONVERSION IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Having roof space that can be converted is quite a blessing, it is a lot faster and cheaper than building extensions and the space is there. To really make it work you need and systematically design approach, CK Architectural Gloucestershire will take you though the process seamlessly. Are Expert and experienced designer can deliver Roof lifts, loft conversions, dormer roof extensions, gable to hip extensions as much more. You will be surprised at the many ways we can alter your roof and gain that beautiful master bedroom, En-suite and dressing room away from the kids. We can visit you home in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Evesham, Worcester Tewkesbury, Winchcombe, Quedgeley, Berkley, Stroud, Dursley, Cirencester, ross-on-wye, Cotswolds and across Gloucestershire.
The two most common factors to consider is the available height after conversion and the impact of the stairs on the existing and first floor. Building regulations will require the there is a minimum of 1.9M over the existing and proposed flight to prevent collision. New staircases will use up around 2.5Msq of floor area, so you will need to decide what you can trade off for the new room. We will demonstrate various ways to get the stairs in legally allowing you the choice, quite often what works on one floor doesn’t work on the other. When it come to height we recommend a minimum of 2.4M form top of the ceiling joist to under side of the rafter apex. The height is always a factor, the angle of the roof makes it difficult to see exactly where you can stand and land the stairs. Bathrooms and en-suites will need careful design, connection to the drains and being able to stand is essential. The building and roof structure need to be considered, often an engineer will need to design and calculate changes to the timbers and increase in loads to the walls.
After the essential structure design has been worked out, we will know the exact heights, angles and position for stairs. Then the design can start, we can talk you through different layout ends how much head height each area will have. We can explore other structural changes that could increase the height and unlock further usable spaces. With larger budget we can look at recessed balconies, doors and beautiful king post trusses.
The best thing about converting the loft is most of it fall under permitted development, even dormer roof extensions, hip to gable and much more. You can add up to 40 cubic meters on terraced houses or 50 cubic meter s to semis detached and detached house. Don’t worry if you need planning permission with careful and considered design we can make it work with the character and style of the house giving you more chance of success. When it comes to giving the best advice and gaining planning permissions ck architectural Gloucestershire is the first place to come. Even if it is permitted development though we would advise to get it in writing, we can apply for you to make sure and keep the property documents up to date.
LOFT CONVERSION PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RULES
No extension beyond the plane of the existing roof slope of the principal elevation that fronts the highway, no extension to be higher than the highest part of the roof and similar materials.
No verandas, balconies or raised platforms, Side-facing windows to be obscure-glazed; any opening to be 1.7m above the floor.
Roof extensions, apart from hip to gable ones, to be set back, as far as practicable, at least 20cm from the original eaves.
The roof enlargement cannot overhang the outer face of the wall of the original house.
Roof extensions not to be permitted development in designated areas such as AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty), conservation areas, listed building etc.