Monthly archive - February 2012

What are the costs involved in a loft conversion?

What are the costs involved in a loft conversion?

This is a bit like asking how long a piece of string is!  However, you can know what factors affect the cost of a loft conversion if you’re currently thinking about having work done. While there are a number of reasons to have a loft conversion, such as increasing the value of your home or upsizing to make room for new family additions, you will always need to make the same considerations for a loft conversion. Read more


What’s the deal with building extensions? & carrying out the work

What’s the deal with building extensions? & carrying out the work

Hopefully, you’ve been following our blog series on Modern Attics that have detailed, very specifically, the process of building extensions from the early planning stages to searching for the right building contractors. Read more


What’s the deal with building extensions?  choosing your contractors

What’s the deal with building extensions? choosing your contractors

In this current economic climate (and with the state of property markets as they are at current) people are deciding to not to sell-up and instead stay-put. However, staying-put doesn’t mean being put-down. People have decided to invest into where they are living now. Two of the most common and popular ways of doing this is through loft conversions and building extensions. Read more


What’s the deal with building extensions? building regulations

What’s the deal with building extensions? building regulations

What is the deal indeed! To give you a head start on where we got up to you need to read this previous segment on building extensions to catch-up. From initial plans up to planning permissions, be prepared and be methodical in your approach. There’s no reason to do things half-heartedly. Like the boy scouts we say, “Be prepared.” Read more


What’s the deal with building extensions?

What’s the deal with building extensions?

The economy… You can’t go anywhere without hearing a conversation about it; in a queue at the coffee shop; on breaks at work; at dinners with friends; you name it, it’s impossible to escape the chatter! It’s an endless stream of worry, doom, gloom and negativity that seems to squirm its way into every aspect of our lives. Read more


FAQ about planning permissions and building regulations Part 2

FAQ about planning permissions and building regulations Part 2

In the previous blog we took you through planning permissions and what they entail, or why you might need them. To continue building our comprehensive FAQ on planning permissions and building regulations it’s time to address the issues involved in more detail. Read more


FAQ about planning permissions and building regulations

FAQ about planning permissions and building regulations

We often get questions regarding the nature of planning permissions and their role in loft conversions and building extensions. Modern Attics thought it would be wise to create a guide on the blog to explaining some of the more specifics. So the essential question is; do you need permission to convert my loft into a room or to construct a dormer roof extension? Read more


Redesigning your home – tips from Modern Attics

Redesigning your home – tips from Modern Attics

Individual furniture pieces and colour choices are vital aspects of your living space but they will never cohere as a system unless they are linked together. Modern Attics would like to take you through the tips necessary to make your home a more harmonious place. This can be great for both your general well-being and property value. The goal is to make each room a fully functioning environment that helps to reveal and evoke you as an individual/couple/family. Read more