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The Fabulous Benefits of a Loft Conversion

Written by Chris Elliot

Many homeowners are now seeing the benefit of a loft conversion within their property and have been spending money on the implementation and design of their own loft conversion. A loft conversion can be ideal in many properties and the procedure to build one is relatively simple. In this article we will take a look at some of the procedures that you may wish to carry out when planning and constructing a loft conversion within your property.

There are several things to consider when you are planning a loft conversion and one of those is planning permission from the government. However, this is not usually a difficult procedure and can be carried out relatively simply, so long as you have information regarding your property and the location at hand. Planning permission will depend on the kind of property that is owned by the individual who wishes to carry out the loft conversion, as well as whether the property is listed or is either based in any area of conservation or an area where natural beauty is nearby. If your property meets any of these requirements and you are required to have planning permission then it will be important that you obtain a letter of lawful development. You will then be able to go ahead with your loft conversion and will be able to hire a team of professionals who can carry out the work for you.

When you are planning your loft conversion you may wish to consider other options that may be important when the work is being carried out. For instance, if you have a water tank that is based in your loft then you may need to remove this and replace it with a different type of device, such as that of a combination boiler. You often find that the water tanks in the property are kept in the loft and this can often be a popular decision to carry out. Once you have done this you may then complete the conversion.

For more information on getting your house converted, visit Touchstone Builders in Oxford.

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Chris Elliot