Is My Loft Suitable for Conversion?

Can I Convert My Loft - What to Consider
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Wondering if your loft is suitable for conversion? It's an important question and although the answer is often yes, and the vast majority of houses are ideal for converting upwards, there are issues that can potentially affect some properties’ suitability.

From the building's foundations to fire safety regulations and where to situate the stairs, there is a lot to consider before spending any time or money.

Ian Rock

Chartered surveyor Ian Rock MRICS is a director is and the author of eight popular Haynes House Manuals, including the Home Extension Manual, the Self Build Manual and Period Property Manual.

Ian is also the founder of Zennor Consultants. In addition to providing house surveys, Zennor Consultants provide professional guidance on property refurbishment and maintenance as well as advising on the design and construction of home extensions and loft conversions, including planning and Building Regulations compliance.

Ian has recently added a 100m2 extension to his home; he designed and project managed the build and completed much of the interior fit-out on a DIY basis.