Loft Conversion

On 1st October 2008, and again more recently, the planning regulations were simplified and as a result the number of householders opting to convert their lofts vastly increased with some households no longer requiring planning permission. We can help establish the relevant requirements for your property as it may be possible to convert your loft conversion under Permitted Development regulations. If you would like to add extra living space, increase the value of your home and avoid the stress of moving, we offer loft conversions that are of the highest quality in terms of design, craftsmanship and sustainability. Our work will not only give you additional space but will enhance both your property and your lifestyle.

what are the different types of loft conversion?

There are four main types of loft conversions and the type we recommend for your property will depend on a number of factors – property style, roof height, available space, conservation area, local planning regulations, your budget and needs.

The Main Styles of Dormer Conversions include:

  • Flat-Roof Dormer - A Dormer Conversion with a flat roof
  • Gable-Fronted Dormer - Sometimes called ‘Doghouse’ Dormer
  • Hipped-Roof Dormer - A Dormer Conversion with a hipped roof
  • Shed Dormer - A Single Planed Roof that is pitched at a lesser angle than the main roof

Charles Thomas Property Ltd 

Loft Conversion Steps:



When we meet with you at your property, we will discuss your loft conversion options and/or home improvement requirements.



We will identify whether your loft is suitable to convert and, if so, will carry out an initial survey and discuss the next steps.


Loft Conversion Process:

We will prepare a quotation for you to review and upon acceptance, will arrange a meeting with our Architect and determine the best loft design based on the property and your needs. The next step is to apply (where necessary) for Planning Permission, Party Wall Agreements and Building Control. At Charles Thomas we coordinate all the information required and once in place, will agree a date to commence your works. We will book a Pre-start Meeting to introduce you to your Foreman and Project Manager, and schedule the scaffolding to be erected. Once done, materials will be ordered and the works started. Your Project Manager will visit your project every week/fortnight (depending on the stage of works) and keep you informed on the progress to ensure your loft is built exactly as you are expecting.