When it comes to boosting your home’s useable living area, extending upwards is a popular solution for many homeowners. According to a recent survey by specialist insurer Hiscox, loft conversions are the UK’s most popular house improvement scheme, in terms of those that require formal planning consent.
In the latest issue of Real Homes magazine, Melanie Clear – director and founder of Clear Architects – shares her expert guidance on the importance of getting loft conversions right. In the article, Melanie reveals how to assess your property to see whether it’s suitable for this type of project. She lays out the need-to-know facts on everything from determining how the structure of the roof will affect your build, to the placement of stairs.
The article also explores the different types of loft conversions that homeowners might choose to undertake. Interior design, fire regulations, insulation and soundproofing are also covered in this in-depth guide.
Melanie is a columnist for Real Homes magazine, regularly sharing her expert advice and design tips for readers about to take on a big home improvement project or self-build.