Always check with your local council
It’s not likely you’ll need planning permission for minor conversions such as storage panel installations, but you won’t waste much time checking. This is vital if you own an older home that may be listed; your council should help you arrange for any building consent requirements for changes to your listed property.
Ask your insurers
Like checking with your council, you won’t lose much time checking how your insurers feel about your loft conversion. Depending on the insurance company, you might even avoid picking up the phone and get your answers through an online chat.
Heating and lighting need to be right first time
Heating and lighting adaptations can be tricky in loft conversions – even experienced DIYers get caught out. It’s especially true if you own an older property that may have been rewired several times. Even if you’ve made similar adaptions before, it’s worth consulting a professional for your first loft conversion.
Incorrect plumbing can cost more than your loft conversion
Plumbing mistakes on your ground or first floor could affect 2 floors at most – mistakes to your loft plumbing could damage your entire home. We would strongly advise consulting an experienced plumber for every loft conversion – even if you feel confident.
There are many aspects that go into a loft conversion. At Williams SW Ltd we can work with you to create your perfect loft conversion. If you would like our expert help call or email us today