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We have the RIGHT team of seasoned loft conversion specialists and professional Putney builders who can do the job to the last touches. Whether it is for a playroom, home cinema or office, additional family space is always a bonus. The most common home addition is the Master bedroom with walk-in wardrobes, a modern bathroom or in-suite bedroom as an attic conversion. Our Putney constructors departments are well versed in all forms of loft extensions. You are a personal Project Manager who will advise you throughout the entire project, keeping you well informed about progress and delivering a perfectly finished job to the highest standards manages our well-trained and highly qualified teams.

What you should consider while planning a loft conversion in Putney?

The first move is to find out if your loft is fit for conversion
Most significant is the internal height of the current loft from the top of the ceiling joist to the apex below the ridge board – at the highest point at a minimum of 2.3 m. The other most important aspect is the pitch of the roof-a pitch of 30 degrees or more is typically acceptable. The third thing to consider is the footprint of the existing loft space – the minimum space between the inside walls should be 5.50 m from side to side and 7.50 m from front to back.
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For most cases, a structural engineer ‘s services will be needed to ensure whether support can be provided to the added load of a new building or to have technical drawings made which can then be passed on to a contractor. The structural engineer will consider the separation distance between joists necessary to support the anticipated load weight, and then specify the size and grade of the additional support necessary. You will also need to show your control building plans to ensure that you follow the Building Regulations.

Do I need permission to plan Loft Conversion Putney?
Consent to planning is typically not needed. However, if you extend or alter the roof space and it exceeds specified limits and conditions, or if you are living in a listed building or conservation area, permission is required. You will need to consult an architect about whether or not you need planning permission. Under Permitted Development, Velux conversions and dormers can be built, but they must not sit in front of the roof plane at the main elevation nor must they be higher than the highest part of the existing roof.

Do I need approval of the Building regulations?
Just like major home changes, all loft conversions require approval and sign-off from the Building Regulations to ensure safety measures are in place. The specific rules that apply depend on what type of conversion you have. By default, the following elements are covered by building regulation include fire safety, sound insulation, floor and beams, stairs, walls, etc.