Over the years, adding a loft conversion to the property has quickly become a favoured option for home renovation. It is also a quick, less stressful and economical alternative to moving houses. The homeowners use the loft area as a storage solution to enhance useable space or transform it into an extra guest room.  A large master bedroom with an en-suite is also worth utilising the free space.   


If you consider transforming the loft into a habitable space, opt for loft conversions in Caterham to fulfil your requirements. The right design and architectural elements can be a gamechanger for the property while enhancing its value. Hence they are cost-effective and provides a good return on investment too. 



Different Types of Loft Conversion Styles  

  • Hip to gable Loft Conversion 
  • Mansard Loft Conversion 
  • Pitched Roof Dormer lofts 
  • Full Rear Dormer 
  • L-Shaped Loft  
  • Velux Loft Conversion 


Can I Convert My Loft? 


If your house already has a loft, there are good chances of converting it into a liveable space. You need planning permission for the smooth execution of the project. There are certain regulations and guidelines mentioned by the UK Government for a loft conversion.   

  • The area of additional space for terraced houses should not exceed 40 cubic metres  
  • For semi-detached and detached houses, it should not go beyond 50 cubic meters  
  • The extension must not reach beyond the outermost part of the roof slope, which is at the house’s front 
  • The extension must not go higher than the highest part of the roof  
  • The utilisation of additional material should match the already existing ones 
  • If you opt for  side-facing window openings, it cannot go 1.7m or more  
  • The roof enlargement should not overhang does not overhang from the outer portion of the house’s wall 


Other regulations to follow includes – 

Fire safety: installation of fire-resistant doors is mandatory, along with installing the smoke alarms

Floor and beams: This is necessary to support the weight and construction of the new room 

Sound insulation: The rooms must be insulated completely to stop noise transfer of noise  

Stairs: Installation of new stairs is mandatory to escape in the event of a disastrous fire.    

Party Wall permission: An agreement with the neighbour affecting the walls joining both houses  


Benefits of a Loft Conversion 


  • Added space for personal usage 
  • Enhances the value of the property 
  • Increased living space which you can convert to any room of your liking 
  • Availability of different styles of loft conversion  
  • Easier process than moving out 
  • Enables you to create a multi-purpose room and a room with a view 


Consult Lordan Lofts for more information about their high standard loft conversion services.