Loft conversions don’t always have to be flat-roofed.
In this instance, a dilapidated, undeveloped, 3 bedrooms detached bungalow was re-modelled & refurbished into a 4 bedroom detached house.
This large loft conversion designed & built by oursleves, in house involved the creation of 3 dormer bedrooms, a bathroom, en-suite shower room and a feature oak-dressed galleried landing & staircase.
The only element in this project that required planning permission, related to the small front-facing dormer window over the new staircase, the rest of the work was designed within permitted development as a 2nd phase, which avoided the need to seek further planning permission. In fact, the Local Authority created an illustration of the front dormer and included it as a prime example in their Good Design Guidance for Homeowner’s booklet. Many other residencies in this locality have since taken design cues from it.
The staircase is sited in the area that was previously defined as the small single bedroom which was opened up to form an imposing main entrance hall. The 4th bedroom remains at ground floor and incorporates its own en-suite shower / wc facility.
This property still has massive unused permitted development potential.