The simplest conversion is to take the area already available in your attic and create a new space using roof windows, e.g. Fakro or Velux windows. A conversion with an extension to the roof is called a Dormer conversion.
Most attic conversions are exempt from planning permission because the ceilings are not high enough to qualify as “Habitable Accommodation”. However, if you wish to erect a dormer window, or to put your Velux windows to the front, then you will need planning permission.
Yes, all work carried out by The Attic Man will be inspected by an independent architect or surveyor to insure that the work is carried out to the highest standard. In addition to this, a compliance certificate will be issued to you on completion of all works.
**A certificate of compliance is a legal document that confirms that the work carried out on your attic conversion meets the building regulations in your area. It is important to obtain a certificate of compliance, as it serves as proof that the work has been completed to a high standard and meets all the necessary regulations. This can be useful when selling your home, as potential buyers may ask to see this documentation.
“Yes, majority of attics can be converted” is the simple answer! In most cases, it is feasible to convert your attic space. The Attic Man offers a free Feasibility Study to potential customers, which involves a visit from one of our surveyors.
An attic conversion can provide several benefits, including adding value to your home, creating more living space without having to move house, increasing natural light and ventilation in your home, and improving energy efficiency by adding insulation and upgrading windows. It can also be a cost-effective way to expand your living space compared to other home extension options.
We can arrange for a no-obligation feasibility study to determine the most efficient way of carrying out your loft conversion. This way you can get a much better idea of what we can do for you, all you need to do is fill out the form on our Contact Page and we will be in touch.
Very happy with the conversion.
Work done was excellent, and professional.
Well done to The Atticman Crew.
The Attic Man
Unit 225 Blanchardstown Corp. Park 2
Ballycoolin, DUBLIN 15