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Recently there has been a vast increase in the number of attic conversions London homeowners are requesting. With the cost of property in the capital today it is becoming more are more important to make optimum use of all available space.
Many people are not even aware of just how much space is available in the attic of their home, as often it has nothing more than insulating up there, or the floor is boarded just enough to be used as a storage space.
Very often the attic space covers the entire area of the home, so with the right reinforcing and professional know-how, this can often be converted into one enormous room, or even two or three separate spaces.
The attic storage area can become a beautiful bedroom and possibly an adjoining washroom, or the space can be used for an office or study and still have plenty of room for storage.
The addition of a dormer extension will further increase the available space, or a mansard conversion will entirely change the shape of the roof of the property and can add even more inhabitable area.
In London the planning regulations have changed twice since 2008, allowing householders the opportunity to convert an attic space without the need for planning permissions, except when the existing roof will be altered. As long as the conversion is within building regulations, there is often no need for the long wait for red tape and paper pushing, so that more homeowners are finding it within their budgets and capabilities to have an attic conversion in their home.
Loft conversion or building companies will know about the laws and regulations in their area and will usually take care of all the paperwork for you, so that you can have your attic turned into that long wished for extra bedroom, or quiet workspace, without too much hassle or crippling costs.
There are even some parts of London that will allow a roof terrace to be added onto the rear of attic conversions, London residents should check with their local planning department as to what they are permitted to do with their home. Generally homeowners in Hammersmith, Fulham and Wandsworth will find their applications successful, where other parts of the capital may be more demanding in their regulations.
The amount of loft conversions London already has, are testament to the now more relaxed planning regulations within the capital and for this reason there are several companies offering this service in the area.