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Loft Conversions

Loft conversions are an ideal way to increase the living area of your house, without eating into your valuable garden space. The extra space needed for you and your family is already in your home. With HPS, you can seamlessly and cost-effectively extend your living space by converting your loft or attic, adding value to your home.

Our conversion plans are as individual as your home. We cater for your needs and budget to create that extra living space – bedroom, bathroom, office, or simply somewhere to relax

With over 20 years experience in designing and constructing loft conversions we can guarantee that you will benefit from our expertise. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and personal approach to each exciting project. All of our employees are fully qualified tradesmen, chosen for their expertise and skill (no sub-contractors).  All products & materials we use are of the highest quality.

There are two basic types of loft conversions – a “roofline” conversion, and a “dormer” conversion with many variations of the latter.

“Roofline” loft conversions

With this type of conversion, we would create a room/rooms within the existing shape of the roof at present using Velux windows for light and ventilation. With this type of conversion, we would not extend or alter the existing shape of the roof at present.

Normally, planning permission is not required for this type of conversion. However, a full set of Architect”s plans would be necessary along with the designs of a Structural Engineer and subsequent calculations to verify designs. This will be necessary to justify all current building regulations.

However, if your property is in a conservation area, there may be restrictions on the design and shape of the Velux windows to be installed.

“Dormer” loft conversions

Dormer”s have been referred to in many different ways, Dormer windows, Dormer extensions, roof extensions, attic extensions.

A brief description of a Dormer would be an extension of an existing roof shape. Consider a most typical terraced property/town house where the roof would start at the gutters at the front of the house rising to the Apex, the ridge in the centre of the house, then falling again down to the gutters at the back of the house. This most typical roof shape does not usually produce a substantial habitable room, unless the house is unusually large. So with this type of roof structure, it would be advisable to extend the roof and create a Dormer (usually to the rear of the property.)

The size, shape and general design of this or any other Dormer can vary greatly. This type of conversion may also not require planning permission. Householders have what is known as a permitted development allowance. This permitted development allowance is usually measured in cubic metres. The amount allowed (cubic metres) varies from property to property. Generally, the allowance would be between 50 and 70 cubic metres or 20% of the overall volume of the property.

Please note, there are further guidelines whilst trying to identify if your project would be allowed under permitted development rights. These are;

Contact us and we will arrange an appointment for a free survey. During the survey measurements will be taken and your requirements discussed.  A price will then be calculated for your conversion and sent to you within a week.