Terraced home = limited space

Terraced home = limited space

If you live in a terraced home then you will know that space can often be limited.  And with the property market not being what it should be, you can often feel stuck.  But this doesn’t need to be the case.

If you have a terraced house then look up.  Your loft is unused valuable space.  This space can easily be maximised.  Chances are you have been using it to store boxes of items you are yet to unpack.  Things that you haven’t used in years and belongings that are simply taking up space.  Space that you could be using.

A loft conversion is the perfect way to expand your terraced home.  It can often be the last place we think of when it comes to expanding.  It is dusty, appears cramped and full of useless items.  But imagine if it could be transformed.

Here at Topflite Loft Conversions we have plenty of great loft conversion ideas for you.

–  A master bedroom and en-suite

–  A home office

–  Spare bedroom

–  Games room

–  Kids play room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is so much choice.  You just need to make the decision to go for it.  We know you won’t be disappointed.

It is also a great selling point.  You could be adding some significant value to your home as well as creating more space for your family.  A loft conversion is the ideal way to enhance your home and to give you an extra selling point when you come to move.

In the current climate it could be what separates you from the rest. Contact us today at Topflite Loft Conversions to find out how we can make the most of your loft.

Planning a loft conversion? Let your neighbours know

Planning a loft conversion? Let your neighbours know 

When you are planning a loft conversion there are many things to consider.  You may already have plenty of loft conversion ideas, or you may not be sure what you will use it for.  Whether you need more room in your home or simply want to extend for investment purposes, a loft conversion is ideal.

They are the perfect way to create that extra space you so desperately need, without having to move home.  That dusty old loft space that has become a storage space for all your old and unwanted items could soon become a study, kids play room or even a master bedroom with en-suite.

But whatever you decide to go ahead with you may want to let your neighbours know first.  Unlike years ago when all extensions required planning permission, most loft conversions no longer do.

It is still worth checking with your loft conversion company if you do need to put in a request for planning permission.  But making sure that you have informed your neighbours is essential.

It can be tempting, once you have made the decision to have a loft conversion, to simply get stuck in.  But telling your neighbours about your plans will make life easier in the long run.

The best way to go about this is:

  • Let them know what you are having done
  • Show them the plans and drawings
  • Inform them of when building will start and roughly when it is due to finish
  • Reassure them that you aim to cause as little disruption as possible
  • When finished, let them see what you have had done!

 

 

This way you will keep everyone happy and believe us when we say it will make your life a lot easier.

Don’t forget to let them know who is doing your loft conversion too! You never know, they may follow suit.

Bats in your loft? What to do next

So you have decided to opt for a loft conversion. The next step is to investigate a little further to get some loft conversion ideas. You venture up to your loft and what do you find? A family of bats who have decided that your home will make the perfect place for them to bring up their family.

What do you do?

All bat species are legally protected. Domestic and international legislation ensures that this is the case. So, you can’t simply turf the bats out. Doing so would mean you are committing an offence.

It is an illegal offence if you:

  • Capture, injure of kill a bat
  • Intentionally destroy their home or disturb them
  • Exchange or sell a bat, whether dead of alive
  • Intentionally obstruct access to a bats roost

If you are about to embark on a loft conversion then it is important that you know what to do next. Without the right advice and help you could damage a bats roost without realising.

Just because bats are roosting in your loft doesn’t necessarily mean it is bad news for your building project. If you notice them from the start then it is far easier to have them taken care of.

If you find the bats whilst building work has started then the work will need to stop immediately.

The best thing to do is to contact your Statutory Nature Conservation Organisation (SNCO) who will help advise you on what is the best thing to do next. They will be able to arrange a roost visit and take the next steps.

Don’t forget, if you are planning on a loft conversion why not contact us at Topflite Loft Conversions to get a free quote?

Going for gold? Go to the top

At Topflite Loft Conversions we have been swept away in Olympic fever.  The London 2012 games have played host to some of the most amazing sporting events the world has ever seen.  Here at Topflite we have had great fun sharing in the highlights with our team.

Gold medals have come in thick and fast from across the board.  Sir Chris Hoy and his team have done us proud in the cycling, Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford snatching gold for the athletics and our rowing team providing outstanding performances day after day.  Not to mention the successes in tennis, canoe slalom, horse riding and even shooting.

We think that going for gold is something that everyone should do.  OK, so we can’t all be Olympic athletes but we can all provide a gold level of service in all that we do.

Which leads us to our work here at Topflite Loft Conversions.  Here we offer the top level in terms of loft conversions.  Whether you are looking for innovative loft conversion ideas or simply want a company to take charge and get the job done.

Our work speaks for itself.  Having created and developed many a loft conversion we understand everything that will help you get the most out of your property.  Whether you want a new office space, a room for guests or fancy a games room to relax and enjoy, we can create the space you have dreamt of.

Watching the Olympics has really spurred us on and we want to share our gold standards with you.  Right down to the last little detail.

In fact, if you want to witness us going for gold then why not watch our time lapse video?  This highlights the loft conversion process in a really easy to watch way.

Don’t forget, if you have any questions you can contact us on 0500 622421.