All posts tagged building regulations

The Modern Attics service…

The Modern Attics service…

So you’d like to improve your loft… You’ve thought it over and you know what work you want to be conducted and when, but you haven’t committed yourself yet to a particular conversion company.  This, of course, begs the question – why choose Modern Attics?

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Bungalow loft conversions – Pros and Cons

Bungalow loft conversions – Pros and Cons

Bungalows that have loft access are very popular choices for loft conversions as they understandably will add much in terms of space and value to the property. Bungalows can often see space wasted by the presence of a large loft that really steals a lot of the potential spare room.

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The roof – taking your home to new heights

The roof – taking your home to new heights

The roof of a property is one of the key factors that dictates the structural and design specifications of a loft conversion. Roofs are very much a big consideration when it comes to developing and drawing up the plans to extend a home or convert a loft.

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Regulation, Regulation – loft conversions by the book

Regulation, Regulation – loft conversions by the book

Thinking of turning your loft into a new bedroom, bathroom or an extra living space, but don’t know where to begin?  Modern Attics has some advice on the ins and outs of your conversion eligibility…

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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


Property values and attic conversion ideas Part 2

Property values and attic conversion ideas Part 2

In the previous blog we explored the different types of attic conversion ideas available to a homeowner or landlord planning to expand or extend their property.

In this follow-up we thought we would explore this further and give you some more advice on what can be achieved through attic conversions.  It all depends on what is achievable with the space you have and what exactly it is you are looking to convert it into. Read more


Plan your escape – fire exits & loft conversions

Plan your escape – fire exits & loft conversions

When things heat up and it simply gets too hot…  take the emergency exit. You don’t have an emergency exit you say? Well, maybe it’s about time you got one. According to a national survey and an analysis on fires, casualties and faulty fire alarms in the UK, there seems to be a serious lull in people’s fire safety awareness. This is unacceptable and potentially the worst kind of negligence on the part of homeowners as it involves life and death. Read more