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Cabrio Lounge Conversion

One of the most common questions asked by people contemplating a loft conversion is “How long will it take?”. It really depends on the type of conversion you’re planning, but it can take anything from four to ten weeks. An exact figure is very difficult to provide, without knowing the intricate details of the construction. Read more »

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Home Office Loft Conversion

With the number of start-up firms and self-employed workers rising all the time there is an increasing number of businesses being operated out of the home. For a number of people, this can cause a few issues with where to locate the office and store the inevitable paperwork that piles up. It is tackling these issues that are just one of the benefits of a commercial loft conversion, and there are a number of others for those converting to the cause. Read more »

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Loft space ideas

Maximise your loft space (image by Alexandre Zveiger via Shutterstock)

If you require additional space, you can consider creating a loft. Working up in the attic is frequently the most financially savvy approach to expand your home, abstain from working over any of your garden territories and can increase the value of your home, as well.

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Planning Permission Loft Conversions

In most cases, you will need planning permission when doing a loft conversion, especially when the loft conversion will affect the structural integrity of the house. However, when performing a simple loft conversion that will not affect the structural integrity of your house, then a planning permission will not be required. This is referred to as permitted development.

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Up Another Level’s suggested soundtrack for loft conversion installers

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Wired for sound: our selection of loft conversion themed tunes. Selena Vega transistor radio image by oTTo-supertramp (via Shutterstock).

Earlier this year, the construction industry received its own radio station, Fix Radio. It is available to listen to online and, in Greater London, on DAB. One thing the radio station has is targeted programmes aimed at our industrial sector. Thankfully, Can We Fix It? by Bob the Builder isn’t played every hour. Its musical output is more diverse. One thing the station lacks is a Chart Show. Supposing they did, here’s which tunes would be top of the Loft Conversion Hit Parade:

  1. Freak Me, Another Level;
  2. Up on the Roof, The Drifters;
  3. Up the Ladder to the Roof, The Supremes;
  4. Room in Your Heart, Living in a Box;
  5. Our House, Madness;
  6. Don’t Jump Off The Roof, Dad, Tommy Cooper;
  7. If I Was a Rich Man, Topol;
  8. Fixing a Hole, The Beatles;
  9. I Can’t Tell the Bottom from the Top, The Hollies;
  10. Don’t Look Down (The Sequel), Go West.

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How to have a loft conversion without the need for planning permission

Loft conversion without planning permission image bLilly Trott (via Shutterstock).

Loft conversion without planning permission image by Lilly Trott (via Shutterstock).

If you live within the West Midlands, and thinking about having a loft conversion, you have come to the right site. You can count on us for reliability, competitive quotes, and independent advice. Did you know that planning permission is exempt from some types of loft conversions?

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How loft conversions inspired the design of OMMX architects’ Naked House

In the last week, you may have come across OMMX architects’ Naked House project. Naked House are a non-profit sector group of community builders. Their aim is make housing affordable in Greater London, especially as the average house price in the capital is £580,000. This puts home ownership out of the reach of many key workers. Not least the stories of shoebox sized flats selling for the price of a semi-detached house in Hall Green.

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