Loft Extensions Coventry | Convert Loft Coventry | Attic Conversion

Thinking about converting your loft or attic into an extra room? Future Build Coventry carry out  loft conversions and take all the hard work out of the process and help you from beginning to end

Coventry Loft Conversions

Your loft or attic is hardly ever used to its full potential. Wasted space near the roof can be a very useful extra room if you have an unexpected addition to the family, need to create a home office or indeed want a new room for whatever purpose that you like.

Converting a loft may not need planning permission but it is always a good idea to check with your local authority to make 100% sure and stay the right side of the planning regulations. Our local building planning department is located within the Council offices at Coventry City Council and can be found on the link: https://www.coventry.gov.uk/planningapplications


There are many considerations that need to be thought about when converting your loft or attic into useful extra space. The existing ceiling that you have in the building will now become the floor of the new room and it is vital that the supporting structure is strong enough to hold all the additional weight that will be present above it as well as the footfall that will use the room. There are many innovative ways to do this and we can advise on the very best solution for you and minimise the disturbance to the area below.

Insulation is another key element that so many people ignore. The roof is only inches away from the room inside so it is vital that proper insulation is inserted between the roof itself and the room below. Building codes of course are a help here and there are so many products now available that have fantastic insulating properties as well as exceeding building specifications for sound and fire as well as heat insulation.

The very best thing to do is to get advice from someone in the very first place so you know the options that are available to you. We will be happy to call over and discuss anything you are thinking of doing, have access to all the resources that you may need including architects, planning services as of course we work closely with the building inspectors in the Coventry and surrounding area to be 100% certain that the work we do complies to all necessary legal and statutory legislation and standards.

Converting your Attic- Planning permission and other issues

According to current Government guidelines, Planning permission is not normally required. However, permission is required where you extend or alter the roof space and it exceeds specified limits and conditions.

A loft conversion for your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:

A volume allowance of 40 cubic metres additional roof space for terraced houses*
A volume allowance of 50 cubic metres additional roof space for detached and semi-detached houses*
No extension beyond the plane of the existing roof slope of the principal elevation that fronts the highway
No extension to be higher than the highest part of the roof
Materials to be similar in appearance to the existing house
No verandas, balconies or raised platforms
Side-facing windows to be obscure-glazed; any opening to be 1.7m above the floor
Roof extensions not to be permitted development in designated areas**
Roof extensions, apart from hip to gable ones, to be set back, as far as practicable, at least 20cm from the original eaves
*Bear in mind that any previous roof space additions must be included within the volume allowances listed above. Although you may not have created additional space a previous owner may have done so.

**Designated areas include national parks and the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, conservation areas and World Heritage Sites. Please visit: http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/commonprojects/loftconversion for more details

Why not give us a call and we’ll pop round for a no-obligation chat and we can discuss your requirements and ideas over a cup of tea. We will be happy to guide you through the entire process and find the very best and most cost effective solution for your particular needs.

Future Build Coventry HMO Specialists