Considerations for loft conversions in top floor flats

If your property is a top floor flat, or a maisonette, extending into the roof space of the property is a possible option. This can bring additional space and add more rooms to your property too. But how can this be achieved effectively? And what are the important considerations for loft conversions for top floor flats? Well, here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions, we are Preston’s leading loft conversion professionals. And this is our guide to everything you should know about top floor flats and loft conversions.

What are the important considerations for loft conversions in top floor flats?

There are several important things to bear in mind when considering a loft conversion for a top floor flat. These include:

  • Party wall agreements
  • The purpose of the space
  • External design

Party wall agreements for loft conversions in top floor flats

Before you carry out any work, or get started on your new loft conversion, you will probably need a party wall agreement. This involves drawing up an agreement between the owners of a wall that is on land with multiple owners. In fact, it is a legal requirement to inform your neighbours if you intend to carry out any building work near or on your shared property boundary.

The purpose of the new loft conversion space

In addition, you will also need to consider the purpose of the space. Whether you want to create additional bedrooms, bathrooms or living rooms, if you have a clear purpose in mind, this will help you develop the most effective loft space, that will add the most value to your home.

External design for loft conversions in top floor flats

Finally, you will need to consider the external design choices including the rendering and brickwork, as well as any guttering and window frames. As this is part of a building of flats, you may be more restricted in the materials and options you can use.

For more information or to book a professional team for your loft conversion, get in touch with the team today, here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions.